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Hidden Rebates on Leftover 2012 Models

July 19, 2012

Summer is when the model year changeover starts to really pick up steam. That means more and more 2012 models will be considered "leftovers". Dealers and manufacturers want to get rid of these models as quickly as possible, so as not to take away sales from the newer models.

Chrysler is currently offering a "No Payments for 90 Days" promotion on all 2012 Dodge, Chrysler, RAM, Jeep, or Fiat models, while GM is offering a 60-day money-back guarantee as well as no-haggle pricing on all outgoing 2012 models.

In addition, there are a slew of hidden dealer incentives on these models, some as high as $5,000. Check out the list below to see which models offer the biggest rebates.

Use the CarWoo Deal Finder to maximize these discounts.

VehicleHidden RebateVehicleHidden Rebate
2012 Infiniti M$5,000 2012 Lincoln MKT$1,500
2012 Chevrolet Impala$3,750 2012 Lincoln MKX$1,500
2012 Acura RL$3,000 2012 Volvo S60$1,500
2012 Acura ZDX$3,000 2012 Volvo XC90$1,500
2012 Infiniti G Convertible$3,000 2012 Honda Odyssey$1,250
2012 Infiniti G Coupe$3,000 2012 Mazda MX-5 MIATA$1,250
2012 Infiniti G Sedan$3,000 2012 Chevrolet Colorado$1,000
2012 Lexus RX 350$3,000 2012 Chevrolet Corvette$1,000
2012 Lexus RX 450h$3,000 2012 Chevrolet Malibu$1,000
2012 Toyota Tundra$3,000 2012 GMC Terrain$1,000
2012 Acura TL$2,500 2012 Hyundai Genesis$1,000
2012 Infiniti FX$2,500 2012 Infiniti EX$1,000
2012 Land Rover Range Rover$2,500 2012 Infiniti QX$1,000
2012 Mazda CX-7$2,250 2012 Lexus ES 350$1,000
2012 Honda Crosstour$2,000 2012 Lincoln MKS$1,000
2012 Hyundai Equus$2,000 2012 Mazda MAZDA2$1,000
2012 Land Rover LR2$2,000 2012 Mazda MAZDA5$1,000
2012 Land Rover LR4$2,000 2012 Mazda MAZDASPEED3$1,000
2012 Volvo C70$2,000 2012 Nissan Armada$1,000
2012 Mazda CX-9$1,750 2012 Toyota RAV4$1,000
2012 Mazda MAZDA6$1,750 2012 Volvo XC60$1,000
2012 Acura MDX$1,500  

My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

TrueCar No-Haggle and Edmunds Price Promise 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

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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