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Best "Spring Sales Events" Right Now
April 16, 2015Spring has officially started, which means it's a great excuse for manufacturers to offer "Spring Sales Events". In past years, these types of events were mostly gimmicks, but in recent times, the deals are actually something you might want to seriously take advantage of.
Competition between car makers is ferocious - and as car sales begin to level off, manufacturers are relying on heavy incentives to try to take market share from competitors.
Edmunds.com gathered together some of the special Spring sales events going on this month. Six manufacturers are offering special lease deals and cash back offers to drive sales higher. Check out the details below.
As always, I highly recommend you use TrueCar No Haggle and CarsDirect to see the best deals being offered in your local area.
Spring Sales Events Going on Right Now
|Audi||Lease Deals||"Spring of Audi Sales Event" - Audi will pay first month's lease payment. Worth $600 - $1,800||A3, A4, A6, A8, S3, S4, S6, allroad|
|Buick||Lease Deals||"Buick Sign and Drive Event" - $0 due at signing on the entire 2015 model line||All 2015 models|
|Chevrolet||Cash Back||"Chevrolet 15% Cash Back" - buyers get $2,592 to $5,200 back, depending on the model||Cruze, Malibu, Equinox, Impala, Sonic|
|Honda||Lease Deals||"Honda Dream Garage" - no money down, no first month payment, no security deposit||Civic, Accord, Pilot|
|Mercedes-Benz||Cash Back||"Spring Bonus" - up to $2,000 bonus cash||C-Class, E-Class, M-Class|
|Volkswagen||Low APR + Cash Back||"Stop Dreaming, Start Driving Event" - 0% financing plus $1,000 bonus cash||Jetta, Passat|
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