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The Best Summer Clearance Car Deals
August 21, 2014Labor Day -- the unofficial end of the summer -- is just a little over a week away. And as is tradition, Labor Day weekend should be a pretty big sales event as dealerships are looking to move out their 2014 inventory to start making room for more 2015 vehicles.
If you're in the market for a new car right now, we have good news -- the sales have already begun! According to Forbes.com, dealerships are already starting their end-of-summer clearance sales, and there are lots of great deals to be had right now. To help you get started, Forbes has a list of what they consider the 15 best new car summer clearance deals going on right now, including the Audi A8, Cadillac CTS Sedan, Chevrolet Cruze, Fiat 500, and Nissan Pathfinder Deals range from potential financing cash back and discounts as high as $7,500 and financing as low as 0%, and leasing monthly payments as low as $99.
As always, I recommend you use TrueCar No Haggle and CarsDirect for the best deal possible.
|Finance Deals||Leasing Deal|
|Vehicle||Cash Back/Discount||Financing||Term (Months)||Monthly Payment||Term (Months)||Due at Signing)|
|Acura RLX||Up to $6,750||0.9%||60|
|Audi A8||$5,000 + $3,000||1.9%; 2.4%; 2.9%||66 72; 75|
|BMW ActiveHybrid5||$5,500 + $2,500|
|Cadillac CTS Sedan||$299||36||$3,019|
|Cadillac XTS||$5,000||0%; 2.9%||60; 72|
|Chevrolet Tahoe/GMC Yukon||Up to $4,000||0%; 1.9%||60; 72|
|Chrysler Town & Country||Up to $5,000; $7,500||0%||72|
|Ford Expedition||Up to $4,250||0%; 1.9%||60; 72|
|Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet||$1,200 + $5,000||0%; 1.9%||36; 60|
|Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid||$6,300||2.49%; 3.49%; 4.49%||60; 72; 84|
|Ram 1500 Quad Cab||$299||36||$3,989|
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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About The AuthorGregg Fidan is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.
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