Now is a Good Time to be a Truck Buyer
This year, they didn't want it to interfere with their "May the Best Car Win" campaign, so they delayed the sale until now.
The truck sale is good through November 2, 2009 with GM offering an extra $1,000 cash rebate on several 2010 GMC pickups, SUVs and crossovers. There is a $500 extra cash rebate on the 2009 and 2010 GMC Canyon pickup.
Chevrolet is offering $1,000 cash back on the Traverse crossover, Tahoe, Suburban, Avalanche and Silverado pickups. In addition, there is 0% financing for up to 60 months on the 2009 Silverado and Colorado pickups.
Ford's Truck Sale began September 10th and runs through October 5th. They're offering rebates as high as $4,500 on the F-150 pickup and $5,000 on the F-series Super Duty trucks.
If you've been in the market for a pickup truck, now is an excellent time to buy one. Make sure you use our car buying template to get the best deal.
3 Steps Every Car Buyer Needs to Take to Save Maximum MoneyThe key to getting the best deal is to gather price or lease bids from as many local dealers as possible. Then shop that best price around until no one can beat it. Here are the steps:
Step 1 Get Prices From My Trusted NetworkSelect the vehicle you're interested in to see if there are local dealers in my network who will provide you with their best upfront price. You will get direct access to an internet sales manager who you can further negotiate with online (no need to visit dealership).
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Step 3 Complete my ChecklistFollow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
- Gregg Fidan
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- Best Rebates, Incentives, and Lease Deals
- Latest Car Buying Scams and Tricks
- The Best & Worst Time to Buy a Car
- Which Cars You Should Avoid