Audi and Hyundai Deals Less Likely This Month
If you don't remember many of the ads, you may not be alone since most of them weren't very memorable. However, the press attention given to Audi's "Green Police" ad and the fact that nearly one in three Americans watched at least part of the Super Bowl will likely increase demand.
If you're looking for the best deal on an Audi with a diesel engine or a Hyundai, you may want to wait for the dust to settle. More awareness increases demand, and that can reduce the opportunity for negotiation at dealerships.
Another model to avoid is Dodge's Charger, a car that already has the cachet of a decade's old muscle car heritage.
Instead, Ford and General Motors vehicles might be a better bet since both companies have begun increasing incentives and are likely to fly under the radar for at least the rest of the month.
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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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- Gregg Fidan
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