Hidden Rebates on Leftover 2012 Models
Summer is when the model year changeover starts to really pick up steam. That means more and more 2012 models will be considered "leftovers". Dealers and manufacturers want to get rid of these models as quickly as possible, so as not to take away sales from the newer models.
Chrysler is currently offering a "No Payments for 90 Days" promotion on all 2012 Dodge, Chrysler, RAM, Jeep, or Fiat models, while GM is offering a 60-day money-back guarantee as well as no-haggle pricing on all outgoing 2012 models.
In addition, there are a slew of hidden dealer incentives on these models, some as high as $5,000. Check out the list below to see which models offer the biggest rebates.
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|Vehicle||Hidden Rebate||Vehicle||Hidden Rebate|
|2012 Infiniti M||$5,000||2012 Lincoln MKT||$1,500|
|2012 Chevrolet Impala||$3,750||2012 Lincoln MKX||$1,500|
|2012 Acura RL||$3,000||2012 Volvo S60||$1,500|
|2012 Acura ZDX||$3,000||2012 Volvo XC90||$1,500|
|2012 Infiniti G Convertible||$3,000||2012 Honda Odyssey||$1,250|
|2012 Infiniti G Coupe||$3,000||2012 Mazda MX-5 MIATA||$1,250|
|2012 Infiniti G Sedan||$3,000||2012 Chevrolet Colorado||$1,000|
|2012 Lexus RX 350||$3,000||2012 Chevrolet Corvette||$1,000|
|2012 Lexus RX 450h||$3,000||2012 Chevrolet Malibu||$1,000|
|2012 Toyota Tundra||$3,000||2012 GMC Terrain||$1,000|
|2012 Acura TL||$2,500||2012 Hyundai Genesis||$1,000|
|2012 Infiniti FX||$2,500||2012 Infiniti EX||$1,000|
|2012 Land Rover Range Rover||$2,500||2012 Infiniti QX||$1,000|
|2012 Mazda CX-7||$2,250||2012 Lexus ES 350||$1,000|
|2012 Honda Crosstour||$2,000||2012 Lincoln MKS||$1,000|
|2012 Hyundai Equus||$2,000||2012 Mazda MAZDA2||$1,000|
|2012 Land Rover LR2||$2,000||2012 Mazda MAZDA5||$1,000|
|2012 Land Rover LR4||$2,000||2012 Mazda MAZDASPEED3||$1,000|
|2012 Volvo C70||$2,000||2012 Nissan Armada||$1,000|
|2012 Mazda CX-9||$1,750||2012 Toyota RAV4||$1,000|
|2012 Mazda MAZDA6||$1,750||2012 Volvo XC60||$1,000|
|2012 Acura MDX||$1,500|
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