Now is a Good Time to be a Truck Buyer
In the past, GM has usually held an annual truck sale in September.
This year, they didn't want it to interfere with their "May the Best Car Win" campaign, so they delayed the sale until now.
The truck sale is good through November 2, 2009 with GM offering an extra $1,000 cash rebate on several 2010 GMC pickups, SUVs and crossovers. There is a $500 extra cash rebate on the 2009 and 2010 GMC Canyon pickup.
Chevrolet is offering $1,000 cash back on the Traverse crossover, Tahoe, Suburban, Avalanche and Silverado pickups. In addition, there is 0% financing for up to 60 months on the 2009 Silverado and Colorado pickups.
Ford's Truck Sale began September 10th and runs through October 5th. They're offering rebates as high as $4,500 on the F-150 pickup and $5,000 on the F-series Super Duty trucks.
If you've been in the market for a pickup truck, now is an excellent time to buy one. Make sure you use our car buying template to get the best deal.
My Recommendation for Car ShoppersTrueCar, Edmunds, and 1-800 Car Show are the quickest way to see the lowest car prices in your area. These sites show you no-haggle prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually really good. This should be the first step you take when negotiating your car price. Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
California Residents - Important:There is a new online car buying service called Roadster, available only to California residents, which I highly recommend you try - especially if you hate the stress of haggling with a car salesman. They provide an expert concierge who negotiates the price of the car and delivers it to your home with zero hassle - you never have to interact with a dealership. Here is my in-depth review of Roadster and why I recommend it.
- Gregg Fidan
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About: Gregg Fidan
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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