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Best Car Deals for August

August 22, 2013

Although it's still hot outside, summer is slowly fading with Labor Day right around the corner. And the unofficial end of summer usually brings with it some great deals when it comes to purchasing a new car.

So what manufacturer has been offering the biggest discounts so far this month? According to TrueCar, Ram has been offering the largest discount below MSRP for 2013 models -- a whopping 10.9% , quickly followed by Ford at 10.5% and Chrysler with 10%.

As for the top discounts on 2013 models, the Chevrolet Impala holds the number one spot, going for 14.9% below MSRP. The number two spot is held by the GMC Sierra 1500 at 14.6%, and the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 at 14.5%.

Be sure to check out the TrueCar Pre-Negotiated Prices to quickly compare real prices in your local region.

Biggest Discounts on 2013 Makes

RankMake% Below MSRP
1Ram10.9%
2Ford10.5%
3Chrysler10.0%
4Jaguar9.6%
5GMC9.5%

Biggest Discounts on 2013 Models

RankMake% Below MSRP
1Chevrolet Impala14.9%
2GMC Sierra 150014.6%
3Chevrolet Silverado 150014.5%
4Ford F-15013.3%
5Jaguar XJ13.2%

Biggest Discounts (by Vehicle Category)

Vehicle CategoryModel% Below MSRP
Large CarChevrolet Impala14.9%
Large TruckGMC Sierra 150014.6%
VanFord Econoline Cargo Van13.4%
Luxury CarJaguar XJ13.2%
Luxury Sport CarInfiniti G37 Coupe12.5%
Midsize CarNissan Maxima11.6%
Small SUVMitsubishi Outlander11.6%
Large SUVFord Expedition11.6%
MinivanHonda Odyssey11.4%
Midsize SUVNissan Murano10.8%
Small CarFord Focus10.4%
Luxury SUVAcura MDX10.3%
Sport CarFord Mustang10.1%
Subcompact CarSmart ForTwo9.9%
Small TruckNissan Frontier4.4%

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

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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