Best Deals on Leftover Models
Between now and December is your best chance to get a great deal AND have a good selection of vehicles to choose from. The longer you wait, the less chance there is to get the exact color and options you want. Keep in mind that most manufacturers have stopped producing the 2012 models, so whatever is left on the lots is what you have to choose from.
This week, Edmunds.com released their list of leftover models that are currently offering the best deals. Check it out below, and make sure you use the RydeShopper to get the biggest discounts.
|2012 Chevrolet Impala||6 years since last significant update. Redesign coming in 2014|
|2012 Chevrolet Malibu||All-new 2013 version arriving in the fall. Good reliability|
|2012 Ford Fusion||Redesigned version coming this fall, will be larger|
|2012 Ford Mustang||The 2013 model will have some minor styling and equipment changes|
|2012 GMC Acadia||A refreshed 2013 model will be arriving this fall|
|2012 Honda Accord||All-new 2013 version arriving in the fall, but the 2012 version is still popular|
|2012 Lexus ES 350||Full redesign for 2013 model, expect deep discounts|
|2012 Nissan Altima||All-new 2013 version has been for sale for a couple of months now|
|2012 Nissan Pathfinder||All-new 2013 model hitting dealer showrooms soon|
|2012 Toyota Avalon||Full redesign for 2013 model, expect deep discounts|
|2012 Chevrolet Traverse||A refresh is coming for the 2013 model|
|2012 Ford Escape||2013 version is the first complete redesign since 2000|
|2012 Hyundai Santa Fe||Fully redesigned for 2013|
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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- Gregg Fidan
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