Buying a car's a brutal hassle -- when the dealer ambushes you with mysterious-sounding terms like "holdback", it's hard to tell if he means your anger or your tears. Let someone else slug it out, with My Vehicle Negotiators.
Founded by a veteran car-lot finance manager/GM, MVN's an Atlanta-focused web service that'll handle the entire auto-negotiation process for you, including trade appraisal, deal assessment, finance acquisition, even final delivery -- saving you hassle and drastically reducing the odds that your maiden voyage doesn't end at a soup kitchen. Tell MVN your preferred year/make/model and doable monthly/down payments, then rate your credit 1-10 (be honest -- everyone knows you don't weigh 180); by phone, email, or in person they'll run down how they limit dealer profits from after-market pricing, warranties, and hidden costs ("floorplan assistance", "dealer dock fees"); after finalizing the plan, they'll collect their fee ($199), then present the offer to the hopefully devastated dealer. Using Kelly Blue Book, Black Book, and the insanely comprehensive Manheim industry tool, MVN can also assess your old whip's trade value, then bargain that amount against sales commissions and other dealership profit centers, insuring the sentimental legacy of your Subaru Legacy is not insulted.
MVN will drive your old vehicle in for a hands-on dealer appraisal, bring you the contracts once they're approved, and circle back to drop them off. When it's all over, they'll whisk your clean, fully gassed ride to your driveway, only to sprint away in horror after you're unable to holdback your un-mysterious expression of gratitude -- crushing man-hugs and kisses to the upper face.