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Carjojo is an automobile buyer’s information site and a vehicle-purchase negotiating service that helps new car buyers secure the best price on a new car purchase. Carjojo is different from traditional car-buying websites: We track inventory, price, and behavior data for almost all new individual vehicles and almost all new vehicle dealers in the United States. With this huge amount of data, we perform analytics that allow us to provide you with insights that help you negotiate the best achievable price for a new vehicle. If you want us to negotiate your car deal on your behalf, we contact vehicle dealers and use these insights to solicit their agreement to sell you the vehicle at a price that our data suggests is the best achievable price.
Currently, Carjojo is for new vehicles only – cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, etc.
- For a limited time, Carjojo’s buyer information is free. Use it to prepare yourself to negotiate a great deal. Or you can have Carjojo to negotiate on your behalf, lock-in the Carjojo price, and avoid the stress of having to price negotiate yourself. This service costs just $199, and you only pay if we successfully get the dealer to agree to the price.
Once you’ve chosen the car model you want to buy, we’ll contact each dealer who has the vehicle you want and request that they agree to the Carjojo Price. Then we’ll tell you each dealer who has agreed in advance to sell you the vehicle you want at that price. You just walk in to the dealership and sign on the dotted line. We charge a one-time fee of $199 for this service, and you are not charged until the dealer has agreed to your price.
Absolutely not. Unlike traditional car-buying websites, we are not agents or advertisers for car dealers. We are a service for the car buyer. That’s why we charge a fee for our premium service — because we only work for you.
Every day, we aggregate and analyze thousands of new auto ads and inventories throughout the United States, in addition to monitoring all available rebates, incentives, and discounts. From this data, we know exactly which individual models are on sale, what vehicles are selling fast or slowly, where inventory is in short supply or plentiful, what vehicles are selling at what prices in each local area, and much much more. We update both our data and the analysis of the data every single day.
When buyers have access to comprehensive insights about the car market, they can assess the lowest achievable price on the car they want to buy. Consider the process of buying an airline ticket. Airlines reprice their tickets every second, because they have data to understand the market perfectly.
Carjojo’s goal is to give you the advantage of that level of understanding of the car market. We analyze our data to find patterns that otherwise are not obvious or accessible and we provide those insights to you.
For example, say our data indicates a particular dealer lowers the price of a specific vehicle every 14 days and, at the time you use Carjojo, it has been 11 days since the last price reduction. Our technology will enable us to advise waiting three more days before you approach the dealer about the car so you’ll get the best achievable price on that vehicle.
Based on our data and analysis, we determine a price range for each individual vehicle in our system. This range represents the lowest price range that we believe the dealer will accept for the vehicle, factoring in all market, competitor, dealer, and individual vehicle considerations.
Keep in mind, you must negotiate to have a good chance to achieve the Carjojo price. The Carjojo Deal Sheet makes it easy! The dealer is not likely to accept the lowest price unless you demonstrate why he should, and what your alternatives are if the dealer does not accept the price. All the information and justification you need for negotiation will be clearly presented on your Deal Sheet.
There is no guarantee that the dealer will sell the vehicle for a price in this range, nor that the dealer will not sell the vehicle for less than the lowest point on the range – sometimes market, competitor, or other conditions can change unexpectedly. The Carjojo Deal Sheet contains the most current, relevant, and accurate data available.
So why do we say “Guaranteed” Best Price? Because when you place a Carjojo order, Carjojo will get the dealer to agree to that price, or Carjojo will not charge you for the service – and we get that price most of the time.
The Carjojo price is the final price for the vehicle, including all manufacturer-installed equipment and freight charges. It does not include taxes, documentation, or other similar fees, registration fees, or any dealer installed-equipment that is not stated.
We believe our data and technology provide the most accurate and current pricing projection, but unforeseen factors may influence a given deal or dealer. Sometimes market conditions change so quickly that what was true yesterday is no longer true. Most likely, the dealer is negotiating with you – they are trained negotiators. The Carjojo Deal Sheet lists alternatives you have to get a similar deal at another dealership. We recommend that you consider these alternatives as you decide if it is worth your time to continue to talk with this dealer, or if you’d rather move on to another dealer.
There could be a number of reasons. The most likely reason is that the dealer is including rebates in the price that are not available to everyone. On Carjojo, we include rebates that are available to everyone, and give you the ability to add other rebates that you qualify for. For instance, you may qualify for a $1,000 rebate only if you already own a car of the same brand. The dealer site may assume that you do, and lower the stated price by $1,000. Carjojo does not make that assumption. The reason is simple – the dealer site wants to show the lowest price to get you to come in. Carjojo wants to show you the honest facts and let you decide!
Carjojo does not negotiate the terms of a lease. Carjojo does fix the purchase price of the car for you, and that price is a key factor in getting a good lease deal. Still, you and the dealer will have to agree on the interest rate, residual value, annual mileage allowance and down payment – the other items that determine the monthly payment and cost of a lease. Remember that leasing typically costs more than purchasing in the long run, which we wrote about at just-one-reason-to-lease-a-new-car.
As a very simple rule of thumb, use Carjojo to help you fix the price, and insist that the interest rate (which in the leasing world is called the money factor) is not more than what your local credit union would charge on an auto loan. Those two items help ensure that you get a very good lease deal.
We update our data at least once daily, and it is possible the car was sold between our updates. Also, sometimes a dealer may inadvertently continue to list a vehicle for sale after it has been sold.
The Carjojo Deal Sheet is a “cheat sheet” to help you negotiate with the dealer. It includes the Pricing, Negotiating Power, and Alternative sections making a strong case for paying the lowest price for the vehicle you want. The Deal Sheet is ready to print, email, or text to your dealer.
Yes! You don’t need to have a particular vehicle in mind to use Carjojo. Just enter the criteria of the vehicle you’re looking for and Carjojo will show you models that meet your needs.
If you have already decided on a particular car, our “intelligent search” will suggest similar models that you may wish to consider.
If getting the best price is your #1 criteria, Carjojo can find the very best deal among different brands and models. We don’t provide a confusing overload of specifications, options, and professional or consumer car reviews. We just help you get the best price on the car you select.
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What happens if I change my mind after I'm notified that Carjojo has successfully negotiated a car purchase for me?
You are never obligated to purchase the car – until you sign final paperwork at the dealership. You are only obligated for the $199 price guarantee fee when a dealer has accepted the price and Carjojo notifies you. However, we understand that sometimes you may change your mind. For that reason, Carjojo will gladly obtain a price guarantee for a second vehicle at no additional charge if you decide you don’t really want the first vehicle.
If Carjojo negotiates a car purchase for me, can I still test drive the car before I commit to buying it?
Of course! Just arrange a test drive with the dealer. But Carjojo works best when you are ready to buy.
Currently, we do not handle trade-ins. However, when you go to the dealer with your Carjojo Guaranteed Price, you can further reduce your out of pocket expenses by negotiating the most for your trade-in. See our blog for tips!
Currently, we do not support financing. This can be done either through the dealer, or from an outside lender such as a bank or credit union.