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The Largest Hidden Cash Rebates Available Now

September 22, 2011

Those of you looking for huge discounts on new cars need to pay attention to hidden dealer rebates.

These are cash-back rebates given to dealers (not consumers) by the manufacturer in order to help sell slow-moving models.

These hidden rebates are generally kept secret - as the name implies, but that doesn't stop certain dealers from leaking the information.

Consumers aren't supposed to know about these since it leads to lower transaction prices.

Hidden Dealer Rebates

Dealers can use these hidden cash-back incentives any way they see fit - but usually, they will pass the rebate on to the consumer.

Keep in mind these rebates are mostly on leftover models or ones that are less-popular. The largest ones are actually on leftover 2010 models!

Many car shoppers aren't interested in these vehicles, but if YOU are, then you're in luck because you should be able to negotiate a killer deal.

Use our Car Negotiating Method to squeeze the most savings out of any deal.

Largest Overall Hidden Rebates

Vehicle Hidden Rebate
2010 Cadillac DTS $10,000
2010 Cadllac STS $10,000
2010 Cadillac STS $10,000
2010 Mercedes CL-Class $10,000
2010 Mercedes S-Class $10,000
2010 Audi A8 $9,700
2011 Cadillac STS $9,000
2010 Cadillac Escalade $8,000
2010 Audi S6 $7,000

Largest 2011 Model Hidden Rebates

Vehicle Hidden Dealer Rebate
2011 Cadillac STS $9,000
2011 Cadillac DTS $7,000
2011 Mercury Grand Marquis $5,500
2011 Saab 9-3 $5,000
2011 BMW Z4 $4,500
2011 Chevrolet Impala $4,500
2011 Dodge Dakota $4,500
2011 Chevrolet HHR $4,000
2011 BMW 5-Series GT $3,500
2011 Saab 9-5 $3,500

Largest 2012 Hidden Rebates

Vehicle Hidden Rebate
2012 Chevrolet Impala $4,000
2012 Chevrolet Corvette $1,500
2012 Acura TL $1,250
2012 Chevrolet Colorado $1,000
2012 Chevrolet Malibu $1,000
2012 Mazda3 $500
2012 Mazda5 $500
2012 Mazda6 $500
2012 Mazda Miata $500

My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

TrueCar, 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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