The last time I bought a car from a dealership was 19 years ago. I walked in, said "I want that one," and sat down with the salesman to work out the details. I had a complete piece of shit 1994 Ford Exploder to trade. I told the salesman how much I was prepared to pay, I didn't care how much I got on the trade-in, and stood up to walk twice. "How many payments do you want to make?" he asked me. "One." I ended up driving away in the car I wanted for the price I wanted and unloaded that God-awful Exploder. I feel like it was a good outcome. These days I'm not a fan of buying new cars on principle, preferring instead to string along aging Rovers. Some day that may change.