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List of "Hidden" Dealer Incentives for June 2009

Dealer incentives are basically cash bonuses given to dealers by the manufacturer when they sell a particular car.

Dealer incentives are usually not made public so it's difficult for car buyers to find out this information.

We've compiled a list of the top dealer incentives being offered until the end of June.

Note that these are not customer rebates. they are cash incentives given to dealer in order to help them sell cars. They may or may not pass these incentives to car buyers, but you can use it as a negotiating tool to get prices below invoice cost.

List of Top Dealer Incentives for June 2009:

2009 BMW 5 Seriesup to $5,000
2009 BMW M5up to $5,000
2009 BMW X3up to $5,000
2009 Dodge Ram 1500up to $3,500
2008 Ford Fusion$3,000 - $4,000
2008 Ford Focus$3,000 - $4,000
2008 Ford Escape$3,000 - $4,000
2009 Saab 9-5$2,000 - $5,000
2009 Saab 9-7x$2,000 - $5,000
2009 Honda Odyssey$2,500
2009 Honda Ridgeline$2,500
2009 Honda Accord$1,500 - $2,000
2009 Honda Civic Hybrid$1,500 - $2,000
2008 Jaguar XJ$11,000 - $15,000
2008 Jaguar XK$11,000 - $15,000
2009 Land Rover Range Rover$3,000 - $5,000
2009 Land Rover LR2$2,500 - $5,000
2010 Infiniti QX56$5,000
2009 Infiniti FX50$5,000 - $6,000
2009 Lexus RX 350$5,000
2009 Volvo (all models)$3,750 - $6,250

3 Steps Every Car Buyer Needs to Take to Save Maximum Money

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About The Author

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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