I've been making the rounds at the car dealerships looking for my next car. I've pretty much decided that I'm going to get the 2002 Nissan Altima 3.5SE. Now for the fun part, negotiating price. I had a preliminary talk with a salesman at one dealership who stated that they'd been known to make deals at $500 over dealer invoice. However, I didn't get a written quote and this particular salesman is leaving that dealership next week. I won't be ready to make the deal for two weeks. At the dealership close to where I live I've gotten an email preliminary quote of around $24K. $500 over dealer invoice would be $21,600. My plan is to go to the one dealership that quoted $24K and mention that the other dealership is willing to go $500 over invoice. I don't know if dealerships talk to one another, and whether he'd want to see a written quote before going that low. I would appreciate any tips from you new car buyers on how you got the best price on your car.