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Deals Begin on Leftover 2011 Models

September 15, 2011

It's that time of year again when we start seeing deals on leftover models.

Around half of the 2012 models have already arrived in dealer showrooms, which means the remaining 2011 models need to sell fast to make room.

We're expecting leftover models to sell at a brisk pace this year due to inventory shortages - both new and used models are in low supply.

As always, the deals should get better as we reach the end of the year, however, you will have fewer cars to choose from and may not get the colors or options you desire.

2011 Leftover models

Some popular leftover models such as the Toyota Camry may even completely sell out before we reach the end of the year.

To complicate matters, experts are anticipating an incentives war between the Japanese manufacturers sometime after October.

Manufacturers such as Toyota, Honda, and Nissan need to gain back lost market share due to the devastating earthquake, so they should be offering more attractive incentives on both leftover and the newer 2012 models.

Again, the question is whether there will be enough leftover models available when the incentives start to increase.

If you want to wait for better deals, you may be looking at a very limited choice of leftovers, yet better deals on the 2012 models.

Manufacturer 2011 Leftover Deals
BMW Low financing rates on the 1-Series, 3-series, M3, 5-Series, Z4, X5, and X6
Buick $3,000 cash back on Lucerne
$2,000 cash back on Enclave and LaCrosse
Cadillac $3,500 cash back on Escalade
$3,000 cash back on the CTS
0% Financing on some models
Chevrolet $4,500 cash back on Silverado 1500
$4,000 on Avalanche
$3,500 on Silverado 2500HD
$3,000 on Suburban, Tahoe, Corvette, and Colorado
0% financing on Impala, HHR, Corvette and Malibu
Ford $3,000 cash back on F-150
$1,500 - $2,000 cash back on most other models
$500 cash back on Fiesta
0% financing on most models
GMC $4,500 cash back on Sierra 1500
$3,500 on Sierra 2500HD
$3,000 on Yukon and Canyon
$2,000 on Acadia
Low financing rates on all models
Honda Zero Down Lease Deals and Low Financing Rates
Hyundai $1,000 cash back on Veracruz, Santa Fe
0% financing on Veracruz, Santa Fe, Accent, and Genesis sedan
Jaguar 0% financing on the XF, XJ, and XK
Lincoln $3,000 cash back on Lincoln Town Car
$2,000 cash back on Navigator
Rebates as high as $1,000 on other 2011 models
0% financing on most models
Mercedes 1.9% financing on most models
Mitsubishi $4,500 cash back on Edeavor
$3,500 cash back on Galant
$2,000 cash back on Eclipse Spyder
0% financing on most models
Nissan $5,250 cash back on Titan
$4,000 cash back on Altima Hybrid
$3,500 cash back on Armada
$3,000 cash back on Maxima, Frontier
0% financing on most models
Saab 1.9% financing on 9-3, 9-4X, and 9-5
Subaru 0.9% financing on Impreza, Legacy, Tribeca, Forester, and Outback
Suzuiki $2,000 cash back on Equator
0% financing on most models
Toyota $1,000 cash back on Venza, Sienna and Highlander
$500 cash back on Avalon 0% financing on Camry, Corolla, Rav-4 and Avalon
Volvo 1.9% financing available on most models

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- Gregg Fidan

Gregg Fidan

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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