Should you buy from a dealer?

Since coming to BMW of Silver Spring, I’ve spent a lot of my time thinking about what goes into car buying and what mistakes people make when buying cars. There are quite a few tips for people and I have been trying to slowly get these thoughts down for you my dear readers.  One thing I often run into being at BMW is should you buy a BMW from a dealer or not?  Well that’s a bit of a loaded question and do keep in mind, I work for a dealer.  I have found a few things you  should be mindful of when thinking about where you are purchasing from.

Always, always, always do your homework.  There are a number of factors to consider when you are buying a car however, reviews are key.  Regardless of what source you trust, always get a second opinion.  You should also be mindful of the reliability and what problems have been reported in the vehicle.  It’s not that these should steer you away from a certain vehicle however, it might steer you towards certain model years.  Also try to drive a few examples of the vehicles if you are looking at a used model.  While this is not always necessary, it doesn’t hurt.

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