The Best No-Haggle Prices on 2012 Models
May 3, 2012
Using the TrueCar Pricing Tool
, I did a search for the largest discounts currently being offered on 2012 models.
There are over 5,000 dealerships providing pre-negotiated prices through TrueCar, oftentimes offering rock-bottom prices (although you should still try to negotiate lower).
Some dealers are actually offering vehicles for below cost, hoping to make up the revenue by selling add-ons such as extended warranties. Other dealers, feeling threatened, are trying to shut down TrueCar through legislation that prohibits them from doing business in their State.
This is actually a good sign for buyers. It shows that TrueCar does provide deals that are eating away dealer profits.
Here are the largest discounts I was able to find with a quick search in Southern California:
|Vehicle||Average Savings off MSRP||% Discount|
|2012 Mitsubishi Galant||$3,441 ||15%|
|2012 Toyota Tundra 2WD||$3,802 ||15%|
|2012 Chevrolet Malibu||$3,280 ||14%|
|2012 Nissan Frontier||$2,466 ||13%|
|2012 Ford Focus||$2,457 ||13%|
|2012 Chevrolet Impala||$3,436 ||13%|
|2012 Nissan Altima||$2,692 ||13%|
|2012 Ford Expedition||$4,855 ||13%|
|2012 Nissan Sentra||$2,219 ||13%|
|2012 Ford Expedition EL||$5,119 ||12%|
|2012 Lincoln MKS||$5,108 ||12%|
|2012 Ford Flex||$3,725 ||12%|
|2012 Ford Fusion||$2,542 ||12%|
|2012 Nissan Maxima||$3,574 ||11%|
|2012 Nissan Murano||$3,464 ||11%|
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