Concierges typically charge a small upfront flat fee or sometimes a percentage of the amount they save you on the vehicle purchase. This fee depends on the car they’re tasked with finding, since they normally deal in mass volume. Either way, the price will nearly always be cheaper than going to a car dealership.
What to know:
- These professionals know what they’re doing, most are former automotive fleet directors or inventory managers that have the ability and leverage to bypass car dealerships completely.
- They have access to factory to dealer incentives, buy rates and dealer costs on extended warranty contracts etc, that’s normally not offered to the public
Concierges can purchase your new car, so you never have to visit a dealership.
No dealer fees or marked up rates.
No waiting, same day delivery or within 24 hrs
Transparent and professional service. No games.
Club car-buying programs:
What they do: Companies such as American Express, Costco, and AAA have their own auto-buying programs. Some credit unions, such as Navy Federal, also offer them.
Members input their ideal car model and features online, then the company’s representatives search for a match within their certified dealership network.
These approved dealerships offer low, prearranged pricing in exchange for the company’s referrals. Once your representative has found an option, he or she will arrange for you to visit the dealership.
You can take a test drive and sign a contract if you think it’s the right car for you.
There might be a small fee for this service, but it’s often free with membership.