Costco Auto Program -Awesome Deals!!


June 29, 2012 by danisdecadentdeals


I would like to share a bit about the Costco Auto program  because they are awesome! In March 2011 I was in the market for a new car.  I absolutely loved my 2003 Burgundy Camry, however the miles were around 130,000 and there were 0% interest rates that were existent…How could I say no? 🙂  Here I am saying goodbye to my car though as it was a super sad day.

Me with my Burgundy 2003 Toyota Camry Saying good bye:( Tears..

Although I was saying goodbye to 8 years of memories in the first new car I had ever bought on my own, I knew it was time:)  Before my burgundy Toyota Camry, my 2 cars were my dad’s 2 old used Toyota cars, a Celica & a Corolla, so as you can see I am a Toyota girl.:)

I was unsure of how to begin my search for my new car, but through research I discovered that as a Costco member, there were some decent deals on cars without having to haggle with the car sharks at the dealerships.  What I would like to share with everyone is that the Costco auto program allows you to go to specific dealerships with your membership prearranged through your local Costco & at specific dealerships to get a separate Costco member only price sheet  pricing plans.  The Costco pricing sheets at the selected dealerships are set in stone and the car dealers cannot have the opportunity to try to make more bang for their buck.

Upon arriving at the Power Toyota Irvine dealership, we were approached by a car salesman that knew we were coming and he cordially pulled us into his office and pulled out his Costco price sheet. Being the deal finder/money saver that I am I had already signed up on Edmund’s and received 10 million emails from Car dealerships all over my immediate areas of Orange County, Los Angeles, & San Diego offering me deals.  In looking at the Costco price sheet, I found that I was truly getting a good deal..There was one dealership, Power Toyota Buena Park which happened to be 30 miles away that was offering the car for $600 less, so I showed the cheaper deal to the Irvine Dealership & they were willing to knock another $600 off!  This was awesome. I will definitely go through the Costco Auto Program again and I love my Blueberry Bling Muffin car! (That is my car’s name..can’t even remember my burgundy car’s name now…how sad…)

My Blueberry Bling Muffin!!

Upon purchasing or leasing a new vehicle, you also receive a $50 gift card to use, so I got some windshield wiper blades, a silly steering wheel cover that is fluffy that my husband hates..hahaha, and some bug cleaner to make sure my fresh paint coat stays fresh. 🙂 If you purchase a certified pre-owned vehicle you receive a Costco gift card of $100 for Gold club members & $200 for Executive Club members.

Another fabulous benefit I would like to share about the Costco Auto Program is that there are select service stations at dealerships in all local areas that give you 15% off of your service work and parts with Costco membership!  How awesome is that?  I was thinking to myself there would probably not be very many options of dealerships in my area that would offer the 15% off discount in my area, but I was wrong…There were 2 of them within a ten-mile vicinity, so this is definitely something else to take advantage off if you need to service your car!

I thought it would be great to share info about the Costco Auto Program with all of you because right now is a great time to buy a new car with all the 0% interest rates because of the current economy and because I never even knew about this Costco Auto buying program and I have been a member for 10 years!  Happy car buying to you and if you have any questions about this program feel free to ask me:)

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35 thoughts on “Costco Auto Program -Awesome Deals!!

  1. Great article, D! Love the idea of cutting out the haggling and just getting a great price from the start!

  2. […] There is an awesome deal that was shared with me by a fan going on at Costco right now.  You can get ink cartridges refilled at Costco with a coupon for less than half the price you would pay at Staples and you are saving the environment at the same time by recycling! It sounds like a win-win situation to me. Costco is always awesome! Check out a past article I wrote about their auto program to get a great car deal here: COSTCO AUTO PROGRAM […]

  3. Angela Giles says:

    I didn’t know that this existed! Wow, very cool! I think that I will using this service in the future!

  4. Amazing how you always manage to find the best deals! 🙂 You’re the best…

  5. This program turned out really nice! It was great to show up to the dealership and remove the guess work out of the car purchasing experience. It removed the advantage from the salesperson and put you both on an equal level. I wish Costco would develop a similar program for your trade-in.

  6. alexandramc7 says:

    WOW! That was a great deal! Love your “My Blueberry Bling Muffin!!!” Thanks so much for sharing!

  7. What a cool blog post! Glad you got the car you wanted!

  8. Wow! great program. Thank you for the heads up!

  9. Oh how I LOVE COSTCO!! I never knew either that they had an Auto Program like this! Very good to know though, since I know I will be needing a new car in the not so distant future (I have a 2001 right now..) I love the new car, Blueberry Bling! What a cute name!! 🙂

    • Erin that is awesome! This is truly the best deal in town so you don’t have to argue with the salesmen for hours. The prices are what they are and they cannot change them! Thanks about my car’s name too:-)

  10. Thank you for sharing your great deals!

  11. Thanks for giving us all these details about Costco’s auto program. I knew they had a program for purchasing cars but honestly did not know the details. Definitely sounds like the way to go for our next car purchase.

  12. drwillis2013 says:

    You are an amazing bargain hunter! Wow! Very cool, Dani.

  13. What an excellent program! I love your Blueberry Bling Muffin ;). Good for you for finding an excellent deal!

  14. MamaRed says:

    Dang you really do find those bargains! Now I want to buy a car (not in the cards at the moment) it’s just you made it sound so appealing!

  15. I had a similar experience using the Costco Auto Program when I purchased my 2009 Honda CRV! Thanks for sharing this information!

  16. yvonneheimann says:

    Didn’t know that exists!!! thank you

  17. Thanks Daniele! We are going to be in the market for a new pickup before long so I will definitely be looking into this!

  18. […] price…totally different story…go to the Costco Auto Program…Read about it here.–> COSTCO AUTO PROGRAM. Alright, getting back on track […]

  19. […] Over the years, Costco has been the only place I have went to upgrade my phone and inquire about cell services (as soon as the kiosk appeared) and every time I work with them, Costco always gives me some kind of a deal, whether it be rebates, free items (such as the TVs), gift cards, and even regular info about how to bring my cell phone bill price down!  If you need a new cell phone or are thinking of switching cell phone providers, seriously Costco is the only place to visit!  Please share your Costco cell phone experiences below. Also, if you are in the market for a new car, make sure to check out my article about Costco’s awesome auto purchase program here –> BUYING A CAR THROUGH COSTCO AND WHY YOU SHOULD! […]

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