> P.S. If your paying cash, get a bank check for your price and hand it
> to them. Its amazing what cash in hand will do to negotiations :-)
I did this when I bought my (now my father's) '91 100 a couple of years ago
... I test drove the car, inspected it thoroughly and told the salesman I'd
think about it. I went to the bank the next day, got a cashier's check for
the amount I was willing to pay for it out-the-door and faxed a copy to the
used-car sales manager along with a note saying I could have the check over
there within an hour of whenever he said "deal."
It took 6 weeks or so (I don't recall exactly) but he eventually called ...
of course, I tried this before on an '89 944 S2 and never heard a word from
him so it isn't foolproof by any means!
BTW, don't get so hung up on getting a deal that you overlook the condition
of the car. There is usually a good reason why a car is being sold cheaply
and if you can't figure it out, whatever it may be, caveat emptor! Getting
cars cheaply is easy; getting a *good* car cheaply is a LOT more difficult.
/ l l o l \ l o AudiDudi@delphi.com
/__l l l / l l l l l l / l l Jeffrey Goggin
/ l l_l \_l l l__/ l_l \_l l Scottsdale, Arizona