Toyota Deals Continue Through June
Recalls be damned. For Toyota buyers it's full steam ahead.
In a continuing effort to lure back customers, Toyota continues to offer 0% and low-interest financing and lease specials, including a free maintenance package on some models.
These incentives (and similar ones offered by rivals to keep pace) have contributed to strong sales reports across the board, which could affect the traditional end-of-summer discounts.
Normally, dealers discount current-year models by end of summer to make room for next year's vehicles. This year, there may be no need as inventories of all carmakers (except Toyota) will be low. Toyota, in contrast, is increasing the number of cars it's manufacturing by 25 percent.
This means there will be Toyota bargains are out there. If you want a specific color and option package, start looking now, while inventories are still ample. If you're hunting for a bargain, and don't mind buying off-colors and strangely optioned cars, you can wait until later in the summer.
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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