List of Top Hidden Dealer Incentives
These are usually given to dealers to help increase sales on lower demand models. Dealers don't want car shoppers knowing about these incentives because they want to keep as much of it to themselves as they can. Savy car shoppers can use this knowledge to demand a lower price.
Hidden incentives is one way dealers are able to sell cars below invoice. Not all dealers will pass the incentives over to the consumer, so it pays to get quotes from multiple dealers. Use our Car Buying Method to ensure you're getting the lowest price.
Here is a list of some of the top hidden dealer incentives being offered right now:
2009 Chrysler Aspen, PT Cruiser : $4500
2009 Dodge Sprinter : $5000
2009 Dodge Avenger, Durango, Nitro : $4500
2009 Jeep Commander, Grand Cherokee : $5000
2009 Mercury Grand Marquis, Milan, Sable : $3500
2009 Hummer H2, H2 SUT : $5000
2009 Saab 9-3, 9-5, 9-7X : $8000
2009 Land Rover Ranger Rover : $9000
2009 Land Rover LR2, LR3, Ranger Rover Sport : $6000
2010 Infiniti EX35, M35, M45, QX56 : $6000
2009 Infiniti F35, FX50, M35, M45 : $6000
2009 Infiniti EX35, G37 : $4000
2009 Lexus LS-450, LS-660L, SC 430 : $10,000
2009 Audi A3, A4, A6, S6, S4, S8, TT - $6000
2009 Audi A5, A8, Q5, Q7 : $5000
2009 Volkswagen CC, Eos, Routan : $6000
2009 Volkswagen New Beetle, Tiguan, Passat : $6000
2009 Volkswagen Jetta, Touareg 2, GTI : $5000
2010 Volvo C70, S80, V70, XC70 : $4000
2009 Volvo C70, S60, S80, V70, XC70 : $5500
2009 Volvo C30, S40, V50, XC90 : $4000
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