7 Smart Things Men Do When Negotiating for a Car (and You Should Too!)

Sophie Miura
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Tim Ashton

We know what it takes to secure a promotion and are more confident than ever talking about money, so why do women still shy away from negotiating when buying a car? A Capital One study found that four out of five women take a man with them when shopping for a vehicle, and for good reason: Research suggests white women could pay as much as 50% more than men when buying a car, while African-American women could be hit with a 100% higher rate. Women who don't negotiate repair costs are also slugged with a higher fee. Yes, we're fed up with it, too. It’s time to tackle the taboo and find out how to secure your new set of wheels without a man—here’s how.

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