For the first time in my life I've bought a car without the feeling of getting ripped off by the car dealer. I'm not particulary interested in cars and especially not in how they work and what makes a car better than another. I select car purly on feeling. I also hate negotiating. So when I found out that there actually exists a person who finds the car you want, negotiate a good price and then delivers it to your door including taking care of all the paperwork I was surprised that this isn't more common. Now I only have to decide on what will be my second car so I ca order that too.
Yeah, the auto woman is okay if you don't feel comfortable negotiating, but you can get better deals if you negotiate yourself. I know she gets a fee from the customer, not sure if she gets anything from the dealer. She does provide a great service, and you will get a discount off the list price, just not the best price possible.
I don't have a huge sample but I do know that one person who in the past was very good at negotiating car deals did not manage to get as low prize as the auto woman. That was on a new car and maybe there is a difference. I guess getting a car through costco is a decent alternative today. Regardless I value the time I don't have to deal with a car dealer a lot... Especially since it took the amazing auto woman three months to find my second car...
The only thing I was a little frustrated with was that you really need to know what you want and what you want to pay. I wish somebody offering this kind of service would help me understand what I'm looking for and what i should pay for it.