The Largest "Hidden" Car Incentives Currently Available
The money is offered only at certain times when sales for particular models need a little "push".
It's useful to know which makes and models currently receive marketing support from the manufacturer because these cars will tend to have a lot of room for negotiating.
Prices on these vehicles will be lower than normal, and if the dealer adds his own discount, the deals can be even sweeter.
This kind of discount from a dealer is preferable to getting a direct-to-customer rebate, mainly due to tax reasons.
Sales tax on a new car is calculated on the selling price, after discounts are subtracted, but before rebates are deducted. So with these hidden discounts, your sales tax will be less.
Here are the largest factory-to-dealer rebates currently available. These are all good until the end of the year:
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- 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