Current Lease Deals Under $200 Per Month
There are numerous deals out there that will set you back less than $200 per month - after an initial outlay somewhere in the $2,000 neighborhood.
From the smallest car on the U.S. market to a full-size pickup truck, it's possible to stay in this budget arena.
You can find payments below $200 on the following cars right now:
- 2012 Hyundai Accent ($169/month, 36 months, $1699 at signing)
- 2012 Hyundai Elantra ($179/month, 36 months, $1999 at signing)
- 2012 Nissan Versa ($179/month, 36 months, $1999 at signing)
- 2012 Chevrolet Cruze ($169/month, 39 months, $2079 at signing)
- 2012 Nissan Sentra ($189/month, 39 months, $1999 at signing).
By raising your down payment, you can get a mid-size Nissan Altima for a shorter term ($179/month 24 months, $2999 at signing).
There are also some leftover 2011 models at similar rates, including the tiny 2011 Smart ForTwo Passion Coupe ($179/month, 24 months, $2033 at signing) or, at the other end of the scale, a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado ($189/month, 39 months, $2039 at signing).
The 2011 Volkswagen Jetta is also offering a great deal ($179/month, 36 months, $2199 at signing).
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
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