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:
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:
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- Gregg Fidan
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About The AuthorGregg 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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