The Largest Rebates on Trucks and SUVs Right Now
When it comes to dealing with the road hazards of the cold and wet, few vehicles deal with Mother Nature as well as trucks and SUVs.
Last year many Americans suffered one of the worst winters on record, giving Edmunds.com more reason than ever to focus on these vehicles in their recent September Deals of the Month.
Taking a look at the incentives automakers are offering, some of the best deals are on the biggest vehicles.
Dodge is putting $4,500 worth of cash on the hood of the 2011 Dakota pickup while Nissan is nearly matching that number with $4,250 on the 2011 Titan.
If you want financing instead of cash, 0% APR deals are available on the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado and Suzuki Equator.
Similar 0% deals are available on the 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe, 2011 Jeep Wrangler and 2011 Mazda CX-7.
If you are looking for a luxury brand, the 2011 Acura RDX can be had on a "zero down" lease starting at $430 per month.
Mercedes-Benz is even in the game, starting off it’s 2012 GLK model with a 1.9% financing deal.
If you're shopping for a new truck or SUV, you're in luck. They're not selling as well as manufacturers hoped and as we close the year, the deals should get even better.
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