Hidden Dealer Costs You Should Avoid

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Save Money by Just Saying No to These Hidden Dealer Fees

To many drivers, the worst part of owning a vehicle is the purchase experience. There’s an adversarial relationship between dealers and shoppers, whether we are haggling over the price of a shiny new car or a used vehicle.

Thanks to online resources like U.S. News & World Report’s vehicle rankings and price reports, buyers are more knowledgeable than ever about real – and added – costs. Unfortunately, that’s also made dealers more creative about how to hide those add-ons.

Here are nine ways dealers try to inflate the purchase price, and how to avoid them.