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10 Best Summer Clearance Deals
August 15, 2013Believe it or not, it's already August and that means summer is starting to wind down. Soon there will be Labor Day festivities, then the first day of school, and before you know it we're carving pumpkins.
And as we all know, the end of a season usually means a sale of some kind. Car manufacturers are currently ramping up for their end of summer clearance sales, so if you're in the market for a new car now might be a great time to buy.
Forbes has the low-down on what they consider the top 10 best new car summer clearance deals. The list ranges from the Jaguar XJ to the Nissan Leaf. Make sure to use the free RydeShopper to get the biggest discounts on these vehicles. Also be sure to check out the TrueCar to compare real prices in your local region.
|Rank||Vehicle||Dealer Discounts||Financing Deals|
|1||Jaguar XJ||Up to $12,0000||0.9% to 60 months|
|2||Mitsubishi i-MIEV||Up to $10,000||0% to 60 months, 0.9% to 72 months|
|3||Ford F-150||Up to $8,500||0% to 60 months|
|4||Nissan Leaf||Up to $7,825||0% to 36 months; 0.9% to 60 months; 1.9% to 72 months|
|5||Chevrolet Volt||Up to $5,020||4.7% to 72 months|
|6||Ford Taurus||Up to $5,000||0% to 60 months|
|7||Ford Focus Electric||Up to $4,000||0% to 60 months|
|8||BMW X5||Up to $3,500||2.99% to 72 months|
|9||Chrysler 300||Up to $3,250||0% to 60 months|
|10||Chrysler Town & Country||Up to $3,250||0% to 60 months|
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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