5 Best New Car Deals
TrueCar has the details on five hot new car deals going on right now until February 4, 2014. These deals have a little something for everyone -- 2014 Kia Rio, 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, 2014 Dodge Journey, 2014 Ram Big Horn, and 2014 BMW 3 Series 328d -- and feature as much as a 15% savings.
I recommend you use TrueCar Pre-Negotiated Prices to compare real prices where you live.
|Vehicle||MSRP||Market Avg.*||Est. Monthly Payment**||$ Savings||% Savings||City/Hwy/Combo MPG|
|2014 Ram Big Horn Crew Cab 4x2 Truck||$37,145||$31,459||$452||$5,686||15.3%||18/25/21|
|2014 BMW 3 Series 328d Sedan||$39,525||$35,508||$510||$4,017||10.2%||32/45/38|
|2014 Dodge Journey SXT FWD SUV||$24,290||$20,518||$295||$3,772||15.5%||19/26/22|
|2014 Chevrolet Malibu 3LT Sedan||$27,575||$24,322||$350||$3,253||11.8%||21/30/25|
|2014 Kia Rio Sedan SX Automatic||$18,600||$16,457||$237||$2,143||11.5%||27/37/32|
*According to TrueCar, Market Average is estimated based on the national average of recent vehicle transactions, including destination and delivery charges after incentives that are subject to change, but does not include tax, title, licensing, documentation or processing fees, other state and governmental charges and/or fees, or any other charges or fees allowed by law.
**According to TrueCar, estimated monthly payments are based on a 3% APR for 60 months with 20% down on the current market average price, and excludes sales tax and other fees and charges that may vary by region or state. Actual APR may be subject to credit approval and other factors.
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).
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
Each week, I'll keep you up-to-date on the latest car deals and news that might affect your purchase. This includes...
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