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Suzuki Offers Free Gas After Sales Plummet 78%

July 9, 2009

Suzuki Suzuki had the worst US sales of any manufacturer last month, posting a 78% drop compared to the year ago period.

So what do they offer to increase sales? A measly $300 in free gas if you buy the Suzuki SX4 compact car.

They're promoting it as free gas for the summer (3 months' worth). It's not a bad deal if you buy the SX4 Manual Transmission, which comes with $2,000 cash back.

With Suzuki posting the worst sales, you would think they would offer something better, especially since the competition is offering lots of incentives.

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- Gregg Fidan

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Gregg Fidan + is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.

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