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Best Car Incentives for April
April 21, 2016New car sales continue to be strong this year, but have definitely hit a plateau - which tends to lead to increased incentives as manufacturers battle it out for limited market share.
This week, TrueCar released a list of what they consider to be some of the better incentives available this month - for instance, the 2016 Ram 1500 has an average cash-back rebate of $4,367 across the country, while the Nissan Leaf comes with 0% financing for up to 72 months.
As always, if you want the very best deals, I highly recommend you use both TrueCar No Haggle and CarsDirect to see what local dealers are offering.
Best Cash Back Deals
|Vehicle||Avg Cash Back|
|2016 Chevrolet Equinox, AWD LT||$1,604|
|2016 Ford Fusion, Hybrid SE FWD||$1,881|
|2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, Limited||$2,776|
|2016 Kia Forte, Automatic LX||$1,964|
|2016 Ram 1500, Big Horn, Crew Cab, 4×4, Short Bed||$4,367|
Best Lease Deals
|Vehicle||Lease Deal||Term (mos)||Down Payment||Miles|
|2016 Nissan Altima||$189/month||36||$2,499||12k|
|2016 Lexus RX Hybrid AWD||$559/month||36||$3,999||10k|
|2016 Volkswagen Tiguan||$179/month||36||$2,499||12K|
|2016 Cadillac CTS Sedan||$429/month||36||$4,349||10K|
|2016 Mercedes B-Class Electric||$349/month||36||$4,143||10K|
Best Finance Deals
|2016 Toyota Prius||0.0% up to 48 months|
|2016 Honda CR-V||0.9% up to 36 months|
|2016 Nissan Leaf||0.0% up to 72 months|
|2017 Chevrolet Volt||2.9% up to 48 months|
|2016 Mazda3 4-Door||0.0% up to 60 months|
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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