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Best Bonus Incentives This Month

September 6, 2012

Most car shoppers are aware that manufacturers provide cash back rebates, finance, and lease deals to help sell their vehicles. What some don't realize is that they also provide bonus incentives.

These types of incentives are usually not advertised heavily. They include "Conquest Cash" if you currently own a competing vehicle, and "Trade Assistance", which is a bonus given to those who trade-in a vehicle at the time of purchase. There are also "Loan Bonuses" if you finance your purchase, and "Loyalty" bonuses if you currently own the same make of vehicle.

Here is a list of the largest bonus incentives available right now: Be sure to use the CarWoo Deal Finder to get even larger discounts.

Top Conquest Bonuses

VehicleConquest Cash
2012 Audi A8$3,000
2012 Cadillac Escalade$3,000
2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV$3,000
2012 Cadillac Escalade EXT$3,000
2012 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid$2,000
2012 Ford F-350 Super Duty$2,000
2012 Ford Fusion$2,000
2012 Ford Mustang$2,000
2012 Ford Super Duty F-250$2,000
2012 Ford Super Duty F-450$2,000
2012 Kia Sedona$2,000
2012 Lexus LS 460$2,000
2012 Lincoln MKZ$2,000
2013 Audi A8$2,000
2013 Audi S8$2,000
2012 Ford Escape$2,000
2012 Ford Flex$2,000
2012 Hyundai Equus$2,000
2012 Ram 1500$2,000
2012 Audi A6$2,000
2012 Audi A7$2,000
2012 Audi Q7$2,000
2012 Buick Enclave$2,000
2012 Buick LaCrosse$2,000
2012 Cadillac CTS$2,000
2012 Cadillac CTS Coupe$2,000
2012 Cadillac CTS Wagon$2,000
2012 Cadillac CTS-V$2,000
2012 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe$2,000
2012 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon$2,000

Top Loan Bonus Deals

VehicleLoan Bonus
2012 Cadillac SRX$3,000
2012 Chevrolet Avalanche$3,000
2012 Chevrolet Colorado$2,000
2012 Chevrolet Corvette$2,000
2012 Chevrolet Express$2,000

Top Loyalty Bonuses

VehicleLoyalty Bonus
2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500$5,000
2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid$3,000
2012 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD$3,000
2012 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD$3,000
2012 Chevrolet Suburban$2,500
2012 Chevrolet Tahoe$2,000
2012 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid$2,000
2012 Chevrolet Traverse$2,000
2012 Ford Focus$2,000

Top Trade-In Bonus

VehicleTrade-In Bonus
2012 GMC Acadia$4,000
2012 GMC Canyon$3,000
2012 GMC Sierra 1500$3,000
2012 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid$3,000
2012 GMC Sierra 2500HD$3,000
2012 GMC Sierra 3500HD$3,000
2012 GMC Yukon$2,500
2012 GMC Yukon Hybrid$2,500
2012 GMC Yukon XL$2,000
2012 Jaguar XK$2,000
2012 Kia Forte$2,000
2012 Kia Sorento$2,000
2012 Toyota Tundra$2,000

My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

TrueCar No-Haggle, Edmunds Price Promise, 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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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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