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Decline in November Car Sales Means Greater Discounts

Car sales usually slow down towards the end of the year, particularly in November. Combined with the fact that 2009 is one of the worst years for car sales in general, it's no surprise that only about 710,000 vehicles are expected to be sold this month. That's 15 percent less than in October 2009, and 4.5 percent less than last November.

To counter these lagging statistics, automakers across the market are offering wide-scale holiday promotions. In the weeks following Thanksgiving, expect to find larger-than-usual discounts, even if the selections are somewhat limited. Prominent manufacturers such as Chrysler, GM, Honda, Ford, Nissan, Toyota, and Hyundai are all predicted to have lower sales than usual, and as such are likely candidates for attractive incentives.

If you're looking to buy a car sometime soon, it's best to wait a few days until after the shopping season officially begins - you may come across some exceptional deals.






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

The 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 Network

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Step 2 Get Prices From TrueCar / CarsDirect

TrueCar, and CarsDirect are my top 2 online price quote recommendations. These services show you pre-negotiated prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually pretty decent. But remember, you can still negotiate further.

Step 3 Complete my Checklist

Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
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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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