Does the thought of going into a dealership to negotiate the price of a car send you into a panic? Be prepared with a new a smartphone app that helps you wrap your head around the numbers.
The latest in a growing list of car-buying apps, the Car Negotiator for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad throws its hat into this ring. This handy app offers you the information you need when purchasing a vehicle without overwhelming users with too many fancy-schmancy add-ons.
It comes with a three-tab layout and intuitive user interface that makes it fairly simple to use. The three tabs – Calculator, My Cars and Game Plan – are found along the bottom of the screen.
The Calculator tab helps you figure out what you’re going to be paying, and this includes the sales tax for each state, destination charges and document and registration fees. There’s also an information button to help you out with the stuff you may not understand.
The Game Plan tab features a seven-step plan for purchasing a car. Just tap on a step and it gives you advice, goals and tips.
The My Cars tab keeps track of the vehicles you’re researching. There’s also an email icon so you can send the info to yourself or someone else if you think they would be interesting in it.
A great tool for car shoppers, the Car Negotiator app costs $1.99 and is available for download at the iTunes app store.
[Source: Edmunds Inside Line]