Biggest Hidden Discounts Available Right Now

Most car buyers are familiar with regular cash-back rebates and financing incentives, but many aren't aware of factory-to-dealer rebates.

These are generally hidden from the public because manufacturers don't want to "cheapen" the car by offering big discounts directly to consumers.

Instead, they give the rebate to the dealer to help them sell the car.

Though dealers can use the cash for many things - TV advertising, tent sales, direct mailings - most of the money is usually given back to customers in the form of price discounts.

Most factory to dealer incentives are used to push slow-selling vehicles, leftover models, or models soon to be discontinued.

These are the best hidden factory-to-dealer incentives we could find for May 2011:

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- Gregg Fidan

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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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