Great Deals on Discontinued Cars
This week, Cars.com gathered a list of 7 discontinued models still available on dealer lots with large discounts, plus two that are soon to see big changes in the coming model years (the Chevrolet Impala and Jeep Liberty).
If you're a frugal car shopper, you have the opportunity to get great deals on these models. But keep in mind, discontinued models tend to have lower resale value, so only consider buying if you will keep the vehicle for at least 6 years.
In order to maximize your savings, use the RydeShopper
|Vehicle||Cash Back||Cash Back Alternative||Lease Deal|
|2012 Mitsubishi Galant||$3,500||0% for 60 months|
|2012 Kia Sedona||$3,500||$2,500 PLUS 1.9% for 60 mos|
|2012 Chevrolet Impala||$3,500||0% for 72 months|
|2012 Jeep Liberty||$3,000||0% for 60 months||$329 for 39 months, $0 due at signing|
|2012 Hyundai Veracruz||$2,500||$1,000 PLUS 1.9% for 60 mos||$299 for 36 months, $3,199 due at signing|
|2012 Chevrolet Avalanche||$2,000||3.9% for 72 months|
|2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse||$1,000||0% for 48 months|
|2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring||$500||1.9% for 60 months||$199 for 36 months, $2,199 due at signing|
|2012 Infiniti G25||$289 for 24 months, $2,499 due 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:
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- Gregg Fidan
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