mako mad 23
03-11-2010, 08:42 PM
My son has a friend 19yrs old and is looking for a new car or truck. It doesn't sound like the dealers are doing much for him. I was just wondering if there is a buying group for the military that he might not be aware of. I told him that I would help he buy a car but was wondering if there was a price that the dealers should be offering him. From what he has told me they were just trying to make it seem like they were doing some thing for hiim without much of a discount at all.
03-11-2010, 09:03 PM
Where are you located? I maybe able to help.
mako mad 23
03-11-2010, 09:17 PM
That would be Gaithersburg sorry
03-11-2010, 09:48 PM
Tell him to join USAA and use theit buying service. Or better yet, tell him to buy a beater to use until he deploys. Then he can come back and buy a nice ride with the money he saves during the deployment.
03-11-2010, 09:50 PM
Also, he should check AKO and look for the slick deals for servicemen.
mako mad 23
03-12-2010, 05:56 AM
I'll have to see if he knows anything about AKO. He is home now and is working with a recruter that might kwow about it. He is leaving for Ga. in a wk somewhere over the panhandle and needs a car to move his family.
Thanks Jeff Miller
03-12-2010, 08:05 AM
MM23, Thank you for helping out one of our young soldiers, I deal with many young sailors in similar situations. if he is hell bent on getting a vehicle "right now" please steer him to a branded dealership, or better yet, as someone mentioned a Credit Union buying service. Also many young service members are unaware of their travel and moving entitlements. If he is in a "with dependent" status then he can have household goods shipped at Gov expense, or perform the move himself and be reembursed for Rental and mileage up to a max based on distance and rank. What works best for most young families is putting their belongings and family in a U-haul. He will be allowed 1 days travel for every 350 miles, so hotels enroute will be covered as well. I only point this out so he knows his options, in his individual case, it may make more sense to purchase here and not in Ga. Thanks again for helping him out, and thank him from me for his service.
03-12-2010, 01:03 PM
--My Sincere Suggestion---Buy Certified "USED" from a Dealer --Lot of good young Iron out there & the Glitches should have been fixed --
--If he buys new , he gets a Immidiate Loss in value when he crosses the Curb --Then in Aug. another drop ---
--The Most Important thing If he gets Orders for Overseas , He's stuck with payments Etc. W/O use of car ---A Good used Ride will lessen the Load , away from home --Good Luck --geo.