Incredible Deals on Volkswagen
Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably heard of Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal. After getting caught cheating, Volkswagen as a brand has become a disgrace. A stop-sale order has been issued on their diesel vehicles, and past customers are furious with the car maker.
Due to the outrage and bad publicity, Volkswagen sales are currently in free-fall, and dealers are worried about whether they're going to even survive. But with the huge fall in demand, now is a great opportunity for car buyers to get incredible deals on Volkswagens.
Volkswagen has increased incentives and sales bonuses to help dealers offset the sluggish sales, and has even wired "discretionary funds" to dealers' accounts, to be used as they wish - which means some car buyers are going to get insane deals. In addition, Volkswagen is offering $2,000 loyalty bonuses to current Volkswagen owners.
I quickly did a check on TrueCar to see what kind of prices you can get on Volkswagens in California. For 2016 models, they range from 8 to 12% off MSRP, while 2015 models have savings of up to 24% off MSRP. In one example, a 2015 Volkswagen Passat was selling for nearly $2,000 less than it did last month.
If you can look past the emissions scandal and just want a great deal, you should take advantage of the situation and comparison-shop Volkswagen vehicles this month. Use TrueCar No Haggle and Edmunds Price Promise to see the best deals being offered in your local area.
Current TrueCar Prices on Volkswagen
|Vehicle||% off MSRP|
|2015 Volkswagen Jetta||24% off MSRP|
|2015 Volkswagen Passat||22% off MSRP|
|2015 Volkswagen Golf||15% off MSRP|
|2016 Volkswagen Jetta||12% off MSRP|
|2016 Volkswagen Golf||8% off MSRP|
|2016 Volkswagen Touareg||8% off MSRP|
|2016 Volkswagen Tiguan||9% off MSRP|
My Recommendation for Car ShoppersTrueCar, Edmunds, 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.
- Gregg Fidan
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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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