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As the model year comes to a close, plenty of great deals are available on dealer lots—especially for long-in-the-tooth vehicles for buyers who don’t need the latest, greatest technology. That said, there are still a number of pitfalls to watch out for at the dealership. Here’s how to avoid getting the same old runaround on a new vehicle.

Do Your Research

Free information has never been more readily available for car shoppers (ahem,, and although it might all be overwhelming, you owe it to yourself to put in the work before you set foot on the dealer lot. The automobile is, after all, the second largest purchase for most Americans, after their home.

You should know which trim and options

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