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Best Used Car Deals for July
July 10, 2014If you're in the market for a used car this summer, we've got good news -- there are a ton of great deals going on right now, many of which are continuing throughout July and beyond.
US News & World Report's Best Cars Blog has the skinny on these great deals. For instance, if you're on a budget, you'll want to see their line-up of the best used cars you can purchase right now for under $20,000. The list includes the 2012 Toyota Prius, 2011 Honda CR-V, 2012 Ford Fusion, and 2011 Nissan Frontier.
Additionally, there are a number of manufacturers that are offering financing incentives on pre-owned vehicles, some as low as 0%. These manufacturers include BMW, Chevrolet, Jaguar, Land Rover, and Volkswagen -- see below for the complete list.
As always, these deals will not last forever, so act now for the best selection and pay attention to expiration dates. Also note all these deals are on certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicles.
If you're considering buying a used car, I highly recommend you use TrueCar No Haggle and CarsDirect to get the best deals.
Used Cars Under $20,000
|Vehicle||Avg. Price Paid|
|2012 Ford Fusion||$12,758-$19,024|
|2011 Nissan Frontier||$13,622-$22,809|
|2011 Honda CR-V||$14,806-$20,064|
|2012 Toyota Prius||$17,225-$18,444|
Used Car Financing Deals
|BMW||All 2011 & 2012 CPO models||1.9%||07/31/14|
|Buick||CPO Buick LaCrosse & Enclave||0%||09/02/14|
|Chevrolet||CPO Cruze, Equinox, Malibu, Volt, 2014 Impala||0%||09/02/14|
|Jaguar||Most 2009-2014 CPO models||0.9%-3.9%||24-72||07/31/14|
|Land Rover||Most 2009-2014 CPO models||0.9%-3.9%||24-60||07/31/14|
|Mercedes-Benz||Select 2010-2012 CPO models||2.99%||66-72||07/31/14|
|MINI||2011 & 2012 CPO models||1.9%||48||09/02/14|
|Toyota||Many CPO models||2.9%||60||08/04/14|
|Volkswagen||CPO CC; All Other CPO Models||0.9%; 1.99%||60||07/31/14|
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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- Gregg Fidan
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