Good Time to Buy 2010 Mazda6 or Ford Mustang
Buyers who are considering either of these cars should be able to get a good deal right now.
The sweet spot will be between now and the end of March. Dealerships are going to be trying to clear lot space for 2011 models in advance of early summer deliveries, and more importantly the production slowdown should not affect supply and demand for the near term.
Comparing the Mazda6 to its competitors, it lost nearly a third of its sales from 2008 to 2009, compared to roughly one quarter for Nissan's Altima and Honda's Accord. The Toyota Camry only experienced a drop of 18 percent, though that is likely to be affected this year by the spate of recalls.
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).
Step 2 Get Prices From TrueCar / CarsDirectTrueCar, 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 ChecklistFollow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
- Gregg Fidan
Each week, I'll keep you up-to-date on the latest car deals and news that might affect your purchase. This includes...
- 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