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Costco Auto Program is Good, CarOracle is Better

Draw your own conclusion by reviewing the information below

Begin Your Personalized Journey

Begin Your Personalized Journey

A short conversation, a world of clarity ahead.

A short conversation, a world of clarity ahead.

Watch & Discover How & Why Simplify Your Car Buying Journey

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Book a 15-Minute Free Consultation: Join a tailored car-buying session with CarOracle, delving into the latest car market trends and aligning them with your unique objectives.

Find & Negotiate: As a California licensed auto dealer with an auto broker's endorsement, we leverage our extensive experience to diligently negotiate with dealerships, ensuring deals are secured with your best interests at the forefront.

Select & Drive: After your selection, we efficiently complete the process based on your selection, streamline the paperwork, and arrange a convenient time for you to take possession of the vehicle.

Auto Buying Program FAQs

I've purchased many cars before. Why should I consider using a service like CarOracle now?

Even if you have extensive experience purchasing cars, using an auto broker like CarOracle can offer several advantages:

  1. 20+ Years of Industry Experience: With over two decades of industry experience, we leverage this knowledge to guide you through the car buying process, ensuring you make informed decisions.

  2. Total Cost of Ownership Consideration: Beyond the purchase price, we help you consider other factors that contribute to the total cost of owning a vehicle, such as maintenance, insurance, and fuel or charging costs.

  3. Financing Guidance: While we are not a lender, we provide guidance on different financing options and can help negotiate terms to ensure you get the best possible deal.

  4. Current Market Knowledge: We stay abreast of current market trends, including awareness of programs and pricing that may not be advertised due to Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) policies. This information can lead to potential savings and better deals.

Remember, even seasoned buyers can benefit from the expertise and resources offered by an auto broker. Let CarOracle guide you to your next vehicle purchase.

Why should I use your service instead of buying a car on my own?

Opting for CarOracle instead of buying a car on your own offers significant advantages, ensuring a more beneficial and satisfying car buying experience. Here's why choosing us makes a difference:

  1. Expert Negotiation: Leveraging over 25 years of industry experience, we negotiate skillfully to often secure terms and prices that might be challenging to achieve independently.

  2. Time Savings: The car buying process is time-consuming, involving extensive research, negotiations, and paperwork. We manage these complexities for you, freeing up your time and reducing hassle.

  3. Market Knowledge: Our deep insights into market dynamics and vehicle valuations ensure you receive a fair and advantageous deal. We keep up with the latest trends, pricing, and inventory to inform your decision.

  4. Personalized Selection: Unlike the general approach of buying on your own, we tailor our search to fit your specific needs and budget, ensuring the vehicle you choose is the perfect match for your lifestyle.

  5. Stress-Free Experience: We alleviate the common stresses associated with car buying, especially the pressure of dealership negotiations. From the initial search to the completion of paperwork, we handle every step.

By choosing CarOracle, you're not just buying a car; you're gaining a partner who makes your car buying journey streamlined, informed, and aligned with your best interests.

If you have any additional questions, feel free to ask Alfred, our 24/7 automated assistant, easily recognizable by the purple robot icon in the lower right-hand corner of your screen.

How is this different than the Costco Auto Program?

CarOracle distinguishes itself as a licensed auto dealer with an autobroker's endorsement in California, offering personalized representation for consumers in various aspects of the car buying process. Our services extend beyond locating and negotiating the price of your new vehicle. We also handle trade-ins, secure competitive finance rates, and negotiate for F&I products and services, including prepaid maintenance and extended service contracts.

Costco Auto is a program managed by Affinity Development Corporation, a marketing services company. The crux of the Costco Auto program is charging dealers a "participation fee" fee to receive inquiries from Costco Members. The disclaimer at the bottom of the About Costco Auto Program page offers further details:

"Costco and its affiliates do not sell automobiles or negotiate individual transactions. All vehicles arranged for sale are subject to availability and a price prearranged with the participating franchised dealer. A participation fee has been paid by the dealers participating in Costco Auto Program. Certain vehicles may be excluded from the program. Actual savings may vary based on vehicle purchased, dealer and location. All information and vehicle data available on this website has been provided by reputable third parties. Costco Auto Program, Costco Wholesale, Affinity Development Group and its subsidiaries make no implied guarantees or warranties to this data.

Copyright © 2010 - 2023 Affinity Development Group, Inc., all rights reserved.

Costco is a trademark of Costco Wholesale Corporation"

If you have any additional questions, feel free to ask Alfred, our 24/7 automated assistant, easily recognizable by the purple robot icon in the lower right-hand corner of your screen.

Does CarOracle, as a licensed auto dealer, also sell vehicles from its own inventory?

While CarOracle may occasionally hold inventory available for direct sale, our primary mission is to serve as consumer advocates in the car buying process. We specialize in identifying the best vehicle that fits our clients' specifications, negotiating favorable terms on their behalf, and organizing the vehicle's delivery with paperwork. Our commitment is to personalized service and client representation, rather than traditional dealership inventory sales.

If you have any additional questions, feel free to ask Alfred, our 24/7 automated assistant, easily recognizable by the purple robot icon in the lower right-hand corner of your screen.

What's the best way to have my additional questions addressed?

For personalized assistance, we invite you to schedule a complimentary 15-minute consultation with our expert team.

In the lower right hand corner of the screen, select "Book Call" and pick a date and a time that works for your schedule for a brief conversation.

A simple four-step experience

A simple four-step experience

A simple four-step experience

CarOracle Client
CarOracle Client
CarOracle Client
CarOracle Client

Schedule a Complimentary Consultation

Schedule a Complimentary Consultation

The convenience starts with scheduling a brief conversation with a CarOracle Car Buying Agent.

The convenience starts with scheduling a brief conversation with a CarOracle Car Buying Agent.

The convenience starts with scheduling a brief conversation with a CarOracle Car Buying Agent.

Consult with Your CarOracle Expert

Consult with Your CarOracle Expert

Begin with a personalized session to discuss your objectives and vehicle considerations, evaluate trade-in options, and gain some market insights

Begin with a personalized session to discuss your objectives and vehicle considerations, evaluate trade-in options, and gain some market insights

Begin with a personalized session to discuss your objectives and vehicle considerations, evaluate trade-in options, and gain some market insights

CarOracle Virtual Consultation
CarOracle Virtual Consultation
CarOracle Virtual Consultation
CarOracle Virtual Consultation
CarOracle Client Reviewing Options
CarOracle Client Reviewing Options
CarOracle Client Reviewing Options
CarOracle Client Reviewing Options

Your Car Concierge: Expertise at Work

Your Car Concierge: Expertise at Work

Your Car Concierge: Expertise at Work

As a licensed dealer with an auto broker's endorsement in California, CarOracle champions your interests. Our approach, rooted in deep market insights and steadfast commitment, aims not just to find any car but to secure your ideal car and the right deal. Beyond negotiations and inventory searches, envision a streamlined partnership tailored to your objectives and budget. With CarOracle, step into your car-buying journey with unmatched confidence and clarity.

As a licensed dealer with an auto broker's endorsement in California, CarOracle champions your interests. Our approach, rooted in deep market insights and steadfast commitment, aims not just to find any car but to secure your ideal car and the right deal. Beyond negotiations and inventory searches, envision a streamlined partnership tailored to your objectives and budget. With CarOracle, step into your car-buying journey with unmatched confidence and clarity.

As a licensed dealer with an auto broker's endorsement in California, CarOracle champions your interests. Our approach, rooted in deep market insights and steadfast commitment, aims not just to find any car but to secure your ideal car and the right deal. Beyond negotiations and inventory searches, envision a streamlined partnership tailored to your objectives and budget. With CarOracle, step into your car-buying journey with unmatched confidence and clarity.

Seamless Conclusion: Reap the Rewards of Expertise

Seamless Conclusion: Reap the Rewards of Expertise

Seamless Conclusion: Reap the Rewards of Expertise

Select your ideal vehicle with confidence and let us coordinate a convenient pickup or delivery. With expert handling of all documentation, you can relax and savor the simplicity of the process. CarOracle doesn't just save you money — it gifts you back time, up to 14 hours typically spent on research, inventory searches, and negotiations, now spent however you choose.

Select your ideal vehicle with confidence and let us coordinate a convenient pickup or delivery. With expert handling of all documentation, you can relax and savor the simplicity of the process. CarOracle doesn't just save you money — it gifts you back time, up to 14 hours typically spent on research, inventory searches, and negotiations, now spent however you choose.

CarOracle Client Meeting with Broker
CarOracle Client Meeting with Broker
CarOracle Client Meeting with Broker
CarOracle Client Meeting with Broker

Begin Your Personalized Journey

Begin Your Personalized Journey

A short conversation, a world of clarity ahead.

A short conversation, a world of clarity ahead.

CarOracle is a California-licensed automotive dealer, License No: 43082, with an autobroker's endorsement, enabling us to represent consumers in the purchase or leasing of new and used vehicles.

©2024 CarOracle. All rights reserved

CarOracle is a California-licensed automotive dealer, License No: 43082, with an autobroker's endorsement, enabling us to represent consumers in the purchase or leasing of new and used vehicles.

©2024 CarOracle. All rights reserved

CarOracle is a California-licensed automotive dealer, License No: 43082, with an autobroker's endorsement, enabling us to represent consumers in the purchase or leasing of new and used vehicles.

©2024 CarOracle. All rights reserved