AMEX Auto Purchase Program

American Express forum. Talk about AmEx credit cards like Blue, Gold, Platinum, Centurion, and more.
11 posts
AMEXAT19
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
 
Posts: 65
Joined: Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:00 pm
Location: LaGrange, GA

AMEX Auto Purchase Program

Postby AMEXAT19 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:07 pm

Hey guys, I'm interested in getting another car within the next six months. Upon checking my statement this month on the last page were offers and new programs, I saw one in particular the AMEX Auto Purchase Program,

https://amexnetwork.truecar.com/main.html

Has anyone used this program or understands how it works?

Wish I would have know about this program when I bought my car a few months ago with my AMEX


CC Deville
Centurion Member
Centurion Member
 
Posts: 1075
Joined: Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:07 pm
Location: Phoenix

Postby CC Deville » Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:29 pm

Seems like everybody has a car buying service these days. PenFed...Costco...now AMEX. It looks like some dealers are willing to accept your AMEX for the full purchase price. If you have the means that could be tempting.

User avatar
djrez4
Centurion Member
Centurion Member
 
Posts: 1468
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:20 pm
Location: United States

Postby djrez4 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:17 pm

I tried the Costco auto buying program. The price they quoted was fair-ish, if you absolutely hate negotiating. I happen to enjoy taking advantage of car salesmen and ended up buying for about 10% less than the quoted price.

If you use it, use it as a starting point, but don't stop there.
[RIGHT][size=100]- Sapphire Preferred - Freedom - Ink - Platinum - Everyday Preferred -[/size]
[/RIGHT]

GoCreditGo!
Centurion Member
Centurion Member
 
Posts: 230
Joined: Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:48 pm
Location: Seattle WA

Postby GoCreditGo! » Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:48 am

Can't find a Lexus dealership in Seattle or Portland. This cheese me :(

CC Deville
Centurion Member
Centurion Member
 
Posts: 1075
Joined: Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:07 pm
Location: Phoenix

Postby CC Deville » Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:10 pm

GoCreditGo! wrote:Can't find a Lexus dealership in Seattle or Portland. This cheese me :(


That's okay, you could either 1) buy a real luxury car like Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz or 2) buy a Toyota with leather and save a few thousand.

Sorry, feeling snarky today!

GoCreditGo!
Centurion Member
Centurion Member
 
Posts: 230
Joined: Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:48 pm
Location: Seattle WA

Postby GoCreditGo! » Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:30 pm

LOL. Well, if any of those mentioned had the reliability of a Lexus I'd consider it. I'm finished with MB and BMW. I've had not to pleasant experiences with their bread and butter and "nicer" cars. No Audi experience though.

CC Deville wrote:That's okay, you could either 1) buy a real luxury car like Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz or 2) buy a Toyota with leather and save a few thousand.

Sorry, feeling snarky today!

takeshi
Centurion Member
Centurion Member
 
Posts: 1733
Joined: Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:12 pm
Location: US

Postby takeshi » Fri Dec 27, 2013 9:20 am

CC Deville wrote:That's okay, you could either 1) buy a real luxury car like Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz or 2) buy a Toyota with leather and save a few thousand.

I'm perfectly fine with my "fake" luxury car. It really doesn't matter what others think of it. I didn't buy it for them.

rockyrock
Centurion Member
Centurion Member
 
Posts: 800
Joined: Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:06 am
Location: Ventura, CA

Postby rockyrock » Fri Dec 27, 2013 5:43 pm

takeshi wrote:I'm perfectly fine with my "fake" luxury car. It really doesn't matter what others think of it. I didn't buy it for them.


+1 (yeah!)
American Express (2005): Premier Rewards Gold & Blue Cash Preferred
Chase: Freedom & UA Club USAA: Signature Visa & American Express
Discover it Bank of Hawaii Hawaiian Airlines WEMC Synchrony Sam's MC
Navy FCU Platinum Visa Citi Double Cash & AT&T Access MC

rockyrock
Centurion Member
Centurion Member
 
Posts: 800
Joined: Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:06 am
Location: Ventura, CA

Postby rockyrock » Fri Dec 27, 2013 5:47 pm

On another note, I am about to purchase a new car through either this or the USAA buying service. I am going to try to put $5k-$7k down with a card--just haven't decided which one yet.

This is where the 2x Arrival card would come in handy...
American Express (2005): Premier Rewards Gold & Blue Cash Preferred
Chase: Freedom & UA Club USAA: Signature Visa & American Express
Discover it Bank of Hawaii Hawaiian Airlines WEMC Synchrony Sam's MC
Navy FCU Platinum Visa Citi Double Cash & AT&T Access MC

User avatar
djrez4
Centurion Member
Centurion Member
 
Posts: 1468
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:20 pm
Location: United States

Postby djrez4 » Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:31 pm

rockyrock wrote:On another note, I am about to purchase a new car through either this or the USAA buying service. I am going to try to put $5k-$7k down with a card--just haven't decided which one yet.

This is where the 2x Arrival card would come in handy...


Don't settle for the price you receive through the program. There's always more meat on the bone.
[RIGHT][size=100]- Sapphire Preferred - Freedom - Ink - Platinum - Everyday Preferred -[/size]

[/RIGHT]



Return to “American Express”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest