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Best New Car Deals for September

September 27, 2012

The end of month is when you typically get the best car deals. And the end of September is what the industry considers the annual change over in new car models. Dealers need to get rid of leftovers to make room for the 2013 models, which means deep, closeout discounts available on many models.

An added bonus to buying in September is that there's still a good variety of colors and options to choose from. The deals may get better the longer you wait, but you risk the chance of not finding the colors or options you want on your vehicle.

Consumer Reports released a list of new models that are currently offering the largest discounts off MSRP. Check out the list below, and make sure to use the CarWoo Deal Finder to get maximum savings.

VehicleMSRPInvoicePotential savings below MSRP
2012 Ford Fusion$23,770 $22,012 20%+
2012 Nissan Maxima35,90032,94320%+
2012 Acura MDX43,92540,75815%+
2012 Acura TL36,60034,42215%+
2012 BMW X559,04554,38015%+
2012 Ford Expedition EL44,14541,25015%+
2012 Ford F15038,79035,28015%+
2012 Ford Flex34,77532,53015%+
2012 Ford Fusion29,76527,40815%+
2012 Ford Mustang27,10525,19415%+
2012 Honda Accord 24,07022,09915%+
2012 Honda Crosstour35,37032,40915%+
2012 Infiniti M3748,59545,05815%+
2012 Kia Forte18,35017,51015%+
2012 Kia Forte Koup17,95017,13015%+
2012 Lexus IS 25035,84033,39315%+
2012 Lexus LS 46074,05068,19815%+
2012 Mazda CX-935,92034,02515%+
2012 Nissan Altima23,49022,07015%+
2012 Nissan Murano39,65536,58315%+
2012 Nissan Sentra20,54019,20815%+
2012 Nissan Titan37,04533,63115%+

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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