How to Buy a Car

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Whether you’re shopping for a new CT5 or an Escalade, buying a new car at Holiday Cadillac is an exciting time. But, knowing how to buy a car can feel daunting for many Oshkosh and Beaver Dam drivers. Though it’s a big investment, the team at Holiday Cadillac wants to make sure you’re comfortable at every step of the process, so you can enjoy your experience in Fond Du Lac. Read on to go through the steps for buying a car, and get in touch with any questions!

What’s the Best Time to Buy a Car?

What’s the best time to buy a car around Appleton? Generally, the end of the year is the time when most outgoing model years have a steeper discount. So if you’re looking to buy a new Cadillac XT5 or Cadillac XT6, this might be a good bet. However, the selection is often limited over the holidays due to intense demand. And if you’re buying used or CPO, prices are consistent across the year, so the best time to buy a car will depend on your needs and finances.

What are the Steps for Buying a Car?

What are the steps for buying a car? While you can certainly just walk into the dealership and start shopping, a little preparation can go long. When you know what to look for in a new car, you can focus your shopping energy and save a lot of time in the process! Here are some things to keep in mind while buying a car.

  1. Research Your Options: What are your goals when buying a car? Do you want a fuel-efficient SUV like the Cadillac XT4 or a performance V Series? Knowing what to look for in a new car ahead of time will help you stay on track at the dealership, so check out online reviews and safety scores to make a shortlist.
  2. Get Preapproved: Applying for financing can save you some time when buying a car. Whether you buy new a new Cadillac or a used model, preapproval gives you a better idea of which models will fall into your budget. Use our payment calculator to start crunching the numbers.
  3. Trade It In: Are you upgrading your old model for something new? Trade in your old car to save extra money on your next ride! You can Value Your Trade online to get a rough estimate of its value, and then get a firm offer during your in-person appraisal at our dealership.
  4. Test Drive: Once you have a few candidates on your shortlist, it’s time to get behind the wheel – and we can even bring the test drive to you! Drive your car as you would on a normal day, and make sure it has the passenger and cargo space you need for your usual travels.
  5. Close the Deal: After picking your model of choice, look up any offers and incentives and start negotiating. Look at the big picture, considering everything from your interest rate and loan term to your trade-in value. Once you have the price that you want, sign the contract and enjoy your new car!

Buy a New Cadillac at Holiday Cadillac

We’ve gone through how to buy a car and what to look for in a new car, so why not put your new skills into action? Contact us at Holiday Cadillac with any additional questions or stop by our showroom to start test driving a few new Cadillac models!


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