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I just used the Amex program, it's part of the reason I got such a good deal on my car.

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I havent used Amex, but we used Costco of all things when buying my wife's Honda CRV and got offered a good price right off the bat.
I've know others who have used the Costco discount with similar results.
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Just out of curiosity I checked on the Costco discount...

For an EX (SX was not listed) with the 2.4 engine and premium pkg, the price comes out to $23,725 (MSRP: $25,440).
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According to Edmunds, that is exactly invoice price for the EX with premium.
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Just out of curiosity I checked on the Costco discount...

For an EX (SX was not listed) with the 2.4 engine and premium pkg, the price comes out to $23,725 (MSRP: $25,440).
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According to Edmunds, that is exactly invoice price for the EX with premium.
truecar (in my area) lists (up to) $225 below invoice. However, with doc fees thrown in, the real lowest offer comes out to $100 above invoice.


Amex uses truecar for their pricing. Just so some don't think AmEx will get them a better price for being a cardmember, they won't. truecar website will do the same for anybody.
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truecar (in my area) lists (up to) $225 below invoice. However, with doc fees thrown in, the real lowest offer comes out to $100 above invoice.


Amex uses truecar for their pricing. Just so some don't think AmEx will get them a better price for being a cardmember, they won't. truecar website will do the same for anybody.
I just looked up the information on truecar, and it is the same price. So I guess it does work out the same for the most part. I don't know if truecar will guarantee that price or what the deal is. I actually got the car for less than the Amex price was, so I dunno if having the Amex card helped, or what the deal is. Regardless, happy to have an Amex card and for the program to be available.

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Costco or truecar should give the average buyer a better deal than wasting their time negotiating with a dealer salesforce.

Not good enough for me.
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I'm curious as to what others thinking of doing. I've been set on buying but every now and then I consider leasing.

Buying Pros:
- I tend to keep my cars a long time, buying makes more sense.
- As the value of the Kia brand increases, so will the prices. Now is the time to get in.

Leasing pros:
- First year car, any long term issues I dont need to worry as much about.
- No resale value concerns on a turbo model
- I can upgrade in 3 years
Wont buy a car, every two or three year will stick into driving a new one. Buy a car if you are not interested to drive a new model or like to invest selling it later.

Lease a car for sure. You get to try the car for 24 or 36, and then if you really like it you can keep it. I like my 2016 Kia Optima Hybrid Ex, fully loaded. I was about to change the lease to a buy, but then it began to give me issues. So i am leasing a new optima and returning this!
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I'm not a fan of being on the hook for a never-ending bi-monthly payment. The satisfaction of owning it free and clear is immense. I'd rather drive a car to death than resell a working one, so I'd buy or finance it every time. The argument can be made that past a certain age the cost of maintenance can exceed the cost of a new car payment, but this can be considerably extended by making DIY repairs.
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