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Best Car Deals for August
August 22, 2013Although it's still hot outside, summer is slowly fading with Labor Day right around the corner. And the unofficial end of summer usually brings with it some great deals when it comes to purchasing a new car.
So what manufacturer has been offering the biggest discounts so far this month? According to TrueCar, Ram has been offering the largest discount below MSRP for 2013 models -- a whopping 10.9% , quickly followed by Ford at 10.5% and Chrysler with 10%.
As for the top discounts on 2013 models, the Chevrolet Impala holds the number one spot, going for 14.9% below MSRP. The number two spot is held by the GMC Sierra 1500 at 14.6%, and the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 at 14.5%.
Be sure to check out the TrueCar Pre-Negotiated Prices to quickly compare real prices in your local region.
Biggest Discounts on 2013 Makes
|Rank||Make||% Below MSRP|
Biggest Discounts on 2013 Models
|Rank||Make||% Below MSRP|
|2||GMC Sierra 1500||14.6%|
|3||Chevrolet Silverado 1500||14.5%|
Biggest Discounts (by Vehicle Category)
|Vehicle Category||Model||% Below MSRP|
|Large Car||Chevrolet Impala||14.9%|
|Large Truck||GMC Sierra 1500||14.6%|
|Van||Ford Econoline Cargo Van||13.4%|
|Luxury Car||Jaguar XJ||13.2%|
|Luxury Sport Car||Infiniti G37 Coupe||12.5%|
|Midsize Car||Nissan Maxima||11.6%|
|Small SUV||Mitsubishi Outlander||11.6%|
|Large SUV||Ford Expedition||11.6%|
|Midsize SUV||Nissan Murano||10.8%|
|Small Car||Ford Focus||10.4%|
|Luxury SUV||Acura MDX||10.3%|
|Sport Car||Ford Mustang||10.1%|
|Subcompact Car||Smart ForTwo||9.9%|
|Small Truck||Nissan Frontier||4.4%|
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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