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Deals on 2013 Car and Truck of the Year
January 24, 2013The 2013 Car and Truck of the Year were announced last week at the Detroit Auto Show, and lucky for you they've decided to celebrate with special deals!
The 2013 Cadillac ATS was named the 2013 Car of the Year, while the 2013 Ram 1500 was named the 2013 Truck of the Year.
Incentives on the award-winning Cadillac ATS includes a special lease rate of $299/month for 36 months, with $2,199 due at signing. (Note the mileage allowance for the lease is only 10,000 miles per year, and you would pay 25 cents per mile over). This special lease deal expires on February 28, 2013. Or you can receive a special finance rate of 1.9% APR for 36 months when purchasing the 2013 Cadillac ATS.
As for the Ram 1500, current incentives include a $289/month special lease rate, with $2,999 due at signing. Additionally, rebates of up to $1,750 are available on select models and styles, plus low-interest rates of 2.9% APR are also available.
If you're looking to purchase either of these vehicles, I recommend using the free RydeShopper to get the biggest discounts.
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
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About The AuthorGregg Fidan is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.
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