What does out the door mean when buying a car?


Asked by Mar 26, 2013 at 05:55 PM

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

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that means your paper work is finished...no more helpin' you with the DMV, it's all you babe, at this point!


Rock bottom price, no warranty, as is, where is, way is. Some dealer who handle this type of car buying will even give you the title and a bill of sale and let you deal with the DMV. Hope this helps.

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$XXX out the door means that is the price, no more fees, taxes anything else added.. ..it does not necessarily mean no warranty, you can buy a brand new car, you want to pay for it, the salesman will give you a figure 'out the door'

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A out the door price is the price you pay to drive the vehicle off the lot. There are no additional charges or fees. Also known as the bottom line. -- - Some fees are: Advertising fee, Conveyance fee, Dealer handling fee, Dealer service fee, Document fee, Processing fee and whatever they think you can make you pay to make more profit.

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Out the door means like many of the great answers here basically the price given to you at a car lot or dealership includes taxes registration and not necessarily a warranty or service contract. Dealerships will use this term when offering their cash price which includes the above mentioned. If you finance, you me be offered GAP insurance which covers your loan during the term and which protects your credit should your vehicle be worth less when totaled by your insurance company(due to an automobile collision in the car you purchased at that dealership) and the amount owed is more than the check from your auto insurance company. You may also be offered a warranty from the dealership at the time of your purchase which you should consider. AUL has been one of the best warranties I have ever sold, they are nation wide and offer coverage in all states including Alaska. Once you have all these things offered to you choose them carefully as they will increase your payment but they are worth buying when purchasing the right car. There is a loan calculator on my website if you want to learn about payments and rates: http://www.approvedyes.com/LoanCalculator.aspx Happy Hunting :)

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Based on my experience negotiating over 7500 new vehicles over 20 years, I can say the "out the door" price has meant the final selling price, including non negotiable government fees such as tax, tags, and title. It's the FINAL selling price, so you know how much you owe for purposes of knowing how much you need to finance/borrow. From this figure, you can also decide if you wish to make an out of pocket down payment, to lower the amount you need to borrow. Mike (Fromcartofinish.com)

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