Ah car shopping, my husband loves the game.
First he goes online and checks out all the different models we might be interested in.
Then we go to several car lots to check out the vehicles. Keep in mind, Hubby is 6'5" and I am 5'3" so we need something with enough leg-room for him, but which can be adjusted for me. So we go see what's out there. He always has to actually sit in the vehicle and get a "feel" for it.
The next step is back online, when he has narrowed his search to two or 3 different models. He gets as much info as he can, checks out what really is a fair price, and also checks out comments made by those who already own that particular model vehicle (if possible).
Then and only then, do we begin the actual shopping phase which may take as long as 3 months. We have never really NEEDED to buy a vehicle, and Hubby loves to torture salespeople (by asking questions we already know the answers to) and get the best possible price. He also pays close attention to how I am treated, in case he is overseas and I need to take the vehicle in for work to be done.
When we bought MY truck, the manager all but begged us to finally buy it. Okay, he did beg, and Hubby got exactly what he wanted. The car was much easier, as it was just a way for Hubby to get back and forth to work. Hubby is much fussier about what I drive than he is about what he drives.
Please note, If at any time during the process, Hubby thinks he is, or I am, being disrespected, we walk out. It is not rude to expect to be treated as a paying customer when you are one.