Where to buy car in DC area?

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by kaxixi, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. kaxixi

    kaxixi Senior member

    Messages:
    1,899
    Likes Received:
    21
    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2007
    I need to buy a car. I have already decided on the model (Honda--not SF approved, but not up for discussion, either). I am wondering if I should buy in DC, MD, or VA? Where are the taxes lowest? Any recommended dealers?

    Thanks.
     


  2. random-adam

    random-adam Senior member

    Messages:
    1,173
    Likes Received:
    179
    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2008
    Location:
    20781
    Regardless of where you buy, taxes will be assessed based on where you live. I lived in SC back in '04 and bought a new car in Gaithersburg, MD; I was charged appropriate to my state and county of residency down south. My experiences with Fitzgerald Auto Mall were fantastic -- got a new car (albeit a rarer, poorly-selling stickshift model) for an internet-published price about 30% below MSRP. They are not, however, a Honda dealer. Good luck!
     


  3. burningbright

    burningbright Senior member

    Messages:
    1,586
    Likes Received:
    179
    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2010
    Location:
    The City by the Lake
    I hear there's a sale going on over at Tom DeLay's house. Might wanna swing by there on the way home.
     


  4. kaxixi

    kaxixi Senior member

    Messages:
    1,899
    Likes Received:
    21
    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2007
    Regardless of where you buy, taxes will be assessed based on where you live. I lived in SC back in '04 and bought a new car in Gaithersburg, MD; I was charged appropriate to my state and county of residency down south.

    My experiences with Fitzgerald Auto Mall were fantastic -- got a new car (albeit a rarer, poorly-selling stickshift model) for an internet-published price about 30% below MSRP. They are not, however, a Honda dealer.

    Good luck!


    Oh. That sucks--I think DC taxes are super high. Thanks, though.
     


  5. dcg

    dcg Senior member

    Messages:
    4,113
    Likes Received:
    501
    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2007
    Location:
    Philly
    Thread brings back fond memories of college. Is there still a Koons dealership down there? My (black) roommate used to get all fired up whenever their ads came on tv. When I would remark that it was probably just a family name, he would remind me that I was one of the 95% (this number varied but was always north of 90) of white people who were racist. [​IMG] Good times!
     


  6. amstokesdb9

    amstokesdb9 Senior member

    Messages:
    154
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2010
    Location:
    Cincinnati
    should you be worrying about DC taxes? I doubt there are many dealerships actually in the district
     


  7. pebblegrain

    pebblegrain Senior member

    Messages:
    2,215
    Likes Received:
    47
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010
    Location:
    USA
    Nobody buys cars within the district. Just NoVa and MD. the dealerships around here are like any other suburban strip type operation
     


  8. .bishop

    .bishop Senior member

    Messages:
    179
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2010
    call all the honda dealerships around. you dont need to be there to negotiate if you are buying new. dont be afraid to hang up on sales ppl, wait for a rainy day or the end of the month.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by