Top 10 Best Car Deals This Month
To qualify, the vehicles have to be current year models that have met Consumer Reports' criteria to be recommended. That means they scored well in testing, had average or better reliablity, and performed well in safety tests.
All of the models this month can be negotiated 15% or more off MSRP. Most come with cash-back rebates.
|Make & model||MSRP||Invoice price||Customer rebate||Dealer incentive||Potential savings|
|2012 Chevrolet Malibu||24,230||23,057||Yes||20%+|
|2012 Ford F-150||38,265||34,815||Yes||15%+|
|2012 Ford Fusion||23,770||22,012||Yes||15%+|
|2012 Ford Taurus||32,950||30,420||Yes||15%+|
|2012 Honda Accord||23,950||21,791||Yes||15%+|
|2012 Nissan Altima||23,490||22,070||Yes||15%+|
|2012 Nissan Frontier||28,445||26,708||Yes||15%+|
|2012 Nissan Maxima||35,540||32,613||Yes||15%+|
|2012 Nissan Sentra||20,360||19,040||Yes||15%+|
Be sure to use the CarWoo Negotiation Tool when getting pricing.
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