The Largest Hidden Cash Rebates Available Now
These are cash-back rebates given to dealers (not consumers) by the manufacturer in order to help sell slow-moving models.
These hidden rebates are generally kept secret - as the name implies, but that doesn't stop certain dealers from leaking the information.
Consumers aren't supposed to know about these since it leads to lower transaction prices.
Dealers can use these hidden cash-back incentives any way they see fit - but usually, they will pass the rebate on to the consumer.
Keep in mind these rebates are mostly on leftover models or ones that are less-popular. The largest ones are actually on leftover 2010 models!
Many car shoppers aren't interested in these vehicles, but if YOU are, then you're in luck because you should be able to negotiate a killer deal.
Use our Car Negotiating Method to squeeze the most savings out of any deal.
Largest Overall Hidden Rebates
|2010 Cadillac DTS||$10,000|
|2010 Cadllac STS||$10,000|
|2010 Cadillac STS||$10,000|
|2010 Mercedes CL-Class||$10,000|
|2010 Mercedes S-Class||$10,000|
|2010 Audi A8||$9,700|
|2011 Cadillac STS||$9,000|
|2010 Cadillac Escalade||$8,000|
|2010 Audi S6||$7,000|
Largest 2011 Model Hidden Rebates
|Vehicle||Hidden Dealer Rebate|
|2011 Cadillac STS||$9,000|
|2011 Cadillac DTS||$7,000|
|2011 Mercury Grand Marquis||$5,500|
|2011 Saab 9-3||$5,000|
|2011 BMW Z4||$4,500|
|2011 Chevrolet Impala||$4,500|
|2011 Dodge Dakota||$4,500|
|2011 Chevrolet HHR||$4,000|
|2011 BMW 5-Series GT||$3,500|
|2011 Saab 9-5||$3,500|
Largest 2012 Hidden Rebates
|2012 Chevrolet Impala||$4,000|
|2012 Chevrolet Corvette||$1,500|
|2012 Acura TL||$1,250|
|2012 Chevrolet Colorado||$1,000|
|2012 Chevrolet Malibu||$1,000|
|2012 Mazda Miata||$500|
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:
Step 1 Get Prices From My Trusted NetworkSelect the vehicle you're interested in to see if there are local dealers in my network who will provide you with their best upfront price. You will get direct access to an internet sales manager who you can further negotiate with online (no need to visit dealership).
Step 2 Get Prices From TrueCar / CarsDirectTrueCar, and CarsDirect are my top 2 online price quote recommendations. These services show you pre-negotiated prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually pretty decent. But remember, you can still negotiate further.
Step 3 Complete my ChecklistFollow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
- Gregg Fidan
Each week, I'll keep you up-to-date on the latest car deals and news that might affect your purchase. This includes...
- 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
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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