Incredible Deals on Volkswagen
Due to the outrage and bad publicity, Volkswagen sales are currently in free-fall, and dealers are worried about whether they're going to even survive. But with the huge fall in demand, now is a great opportunity for car buyers to get incredible deals on Volkswagens.
Volkswagen has increased incentives and sales bonuses to help dealers offset the sluggish sales, and has even wired "discretionary funds" to dealers' accounts, to be used as they wish - which means some car buyers are going to get insane deals. In addition, Volkswagen is offering $2,000 loyalty bonuses to current Volkswagen owners.
I quickly did a check on TrueCar to see what kind of prices you can get on Volkswagens in California. For 2016 models, they range from 8 to 12% off MSRP, while 2015 models have savings of up to 24% off MSRP. In one example, a 2015 Volkswagen Passat was selling for nearly $2,000 less than it did last month.
If you can look past the emissions scandal and just want a great deal, you should take advantage of the situation and comparison-shop Volkswagen vehicles this month. Use TrueCar No Haggle and CarsDirect to see the best deals being offered in your local area.
Current TrueCar Prices on Volkswagen
|Vehicle||% off MSRP|
|2015 Volkswagen Jetta||24% off MSRP|
|2015 Volkswagen Passat||22% off MSRP|
|2015 Volkswagen Golf||15% off MSRP|
|2016 Volkswagen Jetta||12% off MSRP|
|2016 Volkswagen Golf||8% off MSRP|
|2016 Volkswagen Touareg||8% off MSRP|
|2016 Volkswagen Tiguan||9% off MSRP|
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).
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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