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Best Summer Clearance Car Deals
August 20, 2015Fall is nearly here, which means clearance deals are beginning to pop up at auto dealerships all over the country. Now is the time for manufacturers to really start moving out the 2015 merchandise to make room for 2016 models. Now is when we generally see lower prices, better lease deals, and other incentives on these "leftover" models.
Forbes recently put together a list of the 14 best summer new car clearance deals going on right now, including vehicles with as much as $10,650 lease cash, $5,000 cash back, and 0% financing. Vehicles on the list include the Nissan Leaf, Kia Soul EV, Cadillac XTS, and Ford Fusion Energi.
As always, I highly recommend you use TrueCar No Haggle and CarsDirect to see the best prices being offered in your local area.
|Rank||Vehicle||Lease Cash||Cash Back||Financing||Term|
|1||Nissan Leaf||Up to $10,650||$5,000||0%||72|
|2||Kia Soul EV||Up to $9,500|
|3||Ford C-Max Energi||Up to $8,507||$3,000|
|4||Kia K900||Up to $8,000||$2,000|
|5||BMW i3||Up to $7,500|
|6||Ford Focus Electric||Up to $7,500||$3,500||0%||60|
|7||Volkswagen Touareg||Up to $7,500||$2,000||0%||72|
|8||Ford Fusion Energi||Up to $7,257||$1,750||0%||72|
|9||Hyundai Equus||Up to $7,200||$4,500; $3,000||0%||66|
|10||Ford Taurus||Up to $6,250||$3,000; $2,000||0%||60|
|11||Kia Optima||Up to $6,500||$2,000||0%||66|
|12||Hyundai Sonata Hybrid||Up to $5,000|
|13||Chrsyler Town & Country||Up to $4,000||$2,500||0%||60|
|14||Cadillac XTS||Up to $4,000||0%||60|
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:
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- Gregg Fidan
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