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Ladies, Share Your Car-Buying Stories!

Published Apr 27th 2008, 7:41pm by Jody DeVere in Featured Articles

Carbuyingpeople Consumer Reports ShopSmart magazine is exploring an article and is looking for women to share their car-buying stories ( as part of their research. If you're a woman who has recently negotiated a great deal on a new or used car, they would love to hear your story!

Did you buy online or walk in to dealership? How did you research your purchase? How did you go about negotiating? What troubles did you encounter and how did you overcome them?

The Consumer Report editors are looking for a quick synopsis of your experience -- good and bad –- as well as any tips you wish to share. They’ve created a discussion in their Cars forums where you can share your story with other shoppers. Or, if you prefer to contact them directly, there is information in that forum on how to do so. Please know that if they are particularly interested in something you share, they may wish to speak to you directly, so be sure to let them know if you would welcome being contacted by a Consumer Reports reporter.

If you wish your story to be considered in their research, please visit their forums
( ) and create a new post in which you share the following information:
* Year, make, model, and options, as well as the amount you paid?
* Whether you bought online or at brick-and-mortar dealership?
* How did you research your purchase and what was your negotiating strategy?
Don't forget to include any tips you wish to share with other women, as well as whether it would be okay for a reporter to contact you by e-mail. Research for this story is underway now, so if you want your input to be considered, please submit your comments to Consumer Reports as soon as you are able!

Thanks for sharing your experience, and helping to contribute to the research for their upcoming story!

By Brandy Schaffels

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