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The Best Time to Buy a Convertible

Convertible CarIf you're looking for a used convertible, the worst time to buy is spring and early summer.

Most people interested in a drop top usually buy when the weather is warm.

But if you can hold off until later in the year - November, or better yet, December - you'll save quite a bit.

It's supply and demand: everyone wants a convertible as soon as the weather gets warm.

But as the temperature cools off, so does demand for convertibles.

Only downside - you won't find as good a selection when the mercury is low.

Christmas is the optimum buying time, given that most folks hold off on car purchases in general due to holiday expenses and travel.






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

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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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