Dealers Eagar to Sell Remaining 2009 Models
Buyers looking for a pristine car can find a lot of deals among the 2009 models that are still sitting on the lot. Dealers are attempting to move as many as possible, both to make room for new models and to avoid paying financing charges for unsold cars.
If they're still on the lot, cars from Infiniti, Suzuki, Saturn and other GM makes are available with 0% financing. Across the board there are rebates that range from $1,000 on compact Suzukis to more than $7,500 on any Saabs still available.
Finding the perfect car may be somewhat difficult now, as the models and colors that are left mean fewer choices. However, if you're willing to own a car with your second choice of color or one that doesn't have every option you want, expect to pay 5-10 percent less thanks to the dealer's push to clear inventory.
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