How can I be taken seriously as a woman at the car dealership?

I'm a 27 year old woman but I have a baby face and look about 17. I'm not a car expert, but I want to lease a car soon to be able to travel for jobs. Right now, I don't really know a knowledgeable man to go with me to help out with all the questions & negotiations. I'll try to educate myself on the topic, but what else can I do to be taken seriously and not be cheated?? Thanks for the advice Happy2b!

Asked By: zg123 - 9/26/2009
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Research is the best advice. I use,, and a few others for different info. I like to check out consumer reviews too to help give extra insight into what customers see once they've made their purchases. Just remember to take some of the crazier reviews with a grain of salt like... More
Answered By: mr217shoestospare - 9/26/2009
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When my wife goes the dealership is such a snob that they do not even say hello. When I went, I did not look like a qualified candidate and was told to come back with mula or is it moola
Answered By: rsriram_1999 - 9/26/2009
First of all, do your homework. Learn as much as you can about the car you want before you go out shopping. You could also visit a few dealerships with a friend, man or woman, just to look around, See how they act, and when you find someone who seems okay take the conversation to the next level... More
Answered By: happy2b_white - 9/26/2009
Be straight forward, ask questions on anything you don't understand and look for returned body language from your counterpart. It should be professional, honest, and not laced with sexist inuendos. Eye contact is a must from any salesperson. If you don't feel comfortable with any situation..leave. Pardon the pun, but... More
Answered By: Old guy_64... - 9/26/2009
If you live in iraq your out of luck, not only will they not let you lease a car, but im pretty sure you can get beaten just for DRIVING a car lol
Answered By: quattro - 9/26/2009
Research, Research, Research... More
Answered By: Stupid Flanders - 9/26/2009
ALL the answers that are under your question have some good points ... do you have a business or banker friend that could look over the paperwork for you ((you do not tell us the city that you live in and that would help to point you in the direction for the best dealership))) do not allow yourself to be SOLD a car... More
Answered By: walter chaos - 9/26/2009
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