Cars with the Biggest Discounts
This week, I gathered pricing information on all 2012 models and sorted them by biggest average discounts off MSRP. These are the discounts that regular car buyers are negotiating nationwide.
The list shows the average discounts on the base models (including rebates), so different trim levels may not be as heavily discounted. Keep in mind these are only averages, and you may be able to negotiate bigger discounts in your local area. It all depends on the local supply and demand dyanmics of those particular models.
To find out if your local dealers can beat these discounts, I recommend you try the RydeShopper
Biggest Discounts on 2012 Models
|Vehicle||MSRP||Avg Paid||Avg CarWoo Discount*|
|Ford Expedition EL||$41,245||$36,442||12%|
|Ford Super Duty F-250||$30,060||$26,708||11%|
|Toyota Tundra 4WD||$31,335||$27,885||11%|
|Ford Super Duty F-350||$30,780||$27,433||11%|
|Toyota Tundra 2WD||$26,140||$23,326||11%|
|Ram Cargo Van||$23,415||$20,965||10%|
|GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid||$41,005||$36,880||10%|
|Nissan Altima Coupe||$24,820||$22,337||10%|
|Suzuki Grand Vitara||$20,464||$18,517||10%|
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).
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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