Right. Time to kill this theme off. There will be no endless sequels of coffee, closing or steak knives.
So. Discovered something called The Fleet Manager. This person exists at most car dealerships. If know you have good credit, find out who this person is and call them at a few dealerships and start them bidding against each other. You have to know the EXACT vehicle you want, and have the research in hand. Once they have all checked in with bids (they won’t want to do this initially, you’ll have to push them. They’ll want to “get you in and explain how the fleet buying system works”). The fleet purchase price will be a few hundred over invoice, and you can work them a bit on price. Each dealer will be a little different. I used AAA, Costco, Carpoint and a couple of other sites to see who would be cheaper. I found a dealer who didn’t care about anything but good credit. The irony: this is the EXACT same dealer with the $5,000 bullshit “dealer markup” on every car.
I saved $7,000 on the sticker price. I got the killer interest rate. I’m doing my part against the terrorists.
I am alive. Our long national nightmare is over