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The Best Labor Day Car Deals
August 29, 2013The unofficial end of summer -- Labor Day weekend -- is almost upon us. That means it's time for barbecues, swimming, and hot car deals!
Although the deals are still being announced, with more likely to be announced later this week, TrueCar.com has the low-down on some of the best deals available from now until September 3.
As always, make sure to use the free RydeShopper for the best deal possible. And also be sure to check out the TrueCar Pre-Negotiated Prices to quickly compare real prices in your local region.
|Vehicle||MSRP||Market Average||Est. Monthly Payment*||$ Savings||% Savings|
|2013 Cadilac CTS Wagon Base RWD||$40,100||$32,975||$474||$7,125||17.8%|
|2013 Ford Taurus Limited FWD||$33,895||$28,021||$403||$5,874||17.3%|
|2013 Nissan Titan King Cab 4x2 SV||$32,695||$27,148||$390||$5,547||17.0%|
|2013 Ford F-150 Regular Cab 4x2||$27,340||$23,229||$334||$4,111||15.0%|
|2013 Chrysler 200 Sedan Touring||$23,560||$20,141||$290||$3,419||14.5%|
|2013 Dodge Avenger SE||$20,790||$17,902||$257||$2,888||13.9%|
|2013 Mitsubishi Lancer DE||$16,790||$14,477||$208||$2,313||13.8%|
|2013 Ram 1500 Express Crew Cab 4x2||$33,730||$29,191||$420||$4,539||13.5%|
|2013 Toyota Tundra 2WD Truck Regular Cab 4x2||$28,925||$25,279||$363||$3,646||12.6%|
|2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended Cab||$28,610||$25,094||$361||$3,516||12.3%|
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 2 Get Prices From TrueCar / CarsDirectTrueCar, and CarsDirect are my top 2 online price quote recommendations. These services show you pre-negotiated prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually pretty decent. But remember, you can still negotiate further.
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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