We used cars.com to find all cars within a 250 mile radius that met what we wanted. We then emailed each dealership and tried to get each one to “play ball”. Some did. Some didn’t. We were very upfront with each dealer that we were talking to many dealers and were simply going to go with the best price. When we got a price, we went back to each dealer and gave them a chance to beat it. We kept doing that until we got the lowest.Yes, I would definitely be willing to go out of state for $3k+ savings.
jsco17 or others, what was your process to negotiate an out of state deal? Did you do everything over email/phone and just arrive to sign the paperwork? How about financing?
Process has been very similar to buying a car in state. Most of the paperwork is electronic these days anyway. We have a few things left to sign when we pick it up next week, but 90% is done already.