Paul Maloney, known as the “Car Buyer’s Advocate,” owner of Car Leasing Concierge, and best-selling author of the book, How To Beat The Car Dealer Every Time! It's So Simple, It's Ridiculous, explains, “Salespeople qualify you by asking the following questions 95 percent of the time:
1. How soon are you looking to buy a car?
2. Who is the car for?
3. Are you looking to buy or lease?
4. What payment range are you looking to be around?
By asking these prying questions, the salesperson is getting you to unknowingly show your hand. Once they see what you have, it’s very easy for them to play their trump card and siphon the money out of your wallet.”