Chevrolet Offering Huge Incentives Until January 3
Take Chevrolet. The outgoing 2010 Aveo gets $2,500 cash back, which, proportional to its $11,965 MSRP, is a nice chunk of change.
The more popular 2010 Malibu gets $3,500, and the 2011 Malibu gets $2,000. Chevrolet's large SUVs, crossovers and trucks get between $2,000 and $5,000 cash back.
The new Cruze, Equinox and Camaro, which continue to sell like hotcakes, don't have any cash-back deals.
The Equinox and Cruze do have some attractive lease deals, though: lease a Cruze for $159 a month for 39 months.
Almost all 2010 and 2011 models get attractive financing options between 0% and 3.9% for up to 72 months.
All current incentives expire Jan. 3.
Chevrolet: Cash-Back or APR Financing Deals
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