By Philip Reed
Before you choose the right car, make sure you choose the right car salesperson.
I feel I have a unique perspective on this subject because I was a car salesman and, later on, I was a car buyer for an automotive testing website.
Over the course of more than a hundred transactions, I came to admire the benefits of working with a good car salesperson. The right professional can save you time, money and, yes, even turn this normally grueling process into an enjoyable experience. Working with the wrong salesperson can be a costly mistake — literally — and land you in the wrong car with a money-sucking loan.
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But how do you know? Here’s what I look for — and look to avoid — when I first meet and test