Build and Price your own car.
Configure, build and price your own car or truck
We remember back in the old days when we had to sit down
with a dealer to look at all the options, features and prices
for the car we were interested in. Simple questions like "how much extra for
fog lights or a moon roof?" required the dealer to look it up in his special
book or computer with a green screen and then take out his calculator.
Then we would have to make a fast decision on what a moon
roof was really worth to us. Finally, in the end, after we
spent most of the day at the dealership haggling over price and configuring
the vehicle exactly the way we wanted it, it turned out they
didn't have it like that at the lot and the dealer would
try to sell us something else.
Thankfully, you no longer have to depend on a car dealer to (not)
help you find the perfect car for you. Now, most car manufacturers have a
"build your own car or truck" webpage online.
There are many reasons to build your own car or truck online,
before purchasing a vehicle. It will give you a detailed list
of options and features available. It allows you to configure
your vehicle not only according to your needs and wants, but you
can also adjust features and options to adjust the price to
what you are comfortable paying. Then, after you built it
how you want it, you can print it out, search for dealers that have your
car, or simply order it directly from the manufacturer.
Below are direct links to 'build your own car' webpages of the
corresponding automobile manufacturer. You could also go
to Kelly Blue Book (KBB), Edmunds, or something similar to build
your car, but we strongly recommend that you go directly to the
manufacturer. Going directly to the manufacturer assures that your
online-built car or truck has the most detailed and up to
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