The Best Spring Clearance Deals
This is the time of year when manufacturers start offering Spring Clearance deals, in hopes of clearing out leftover inventory and slow-selling vehicles.
Edmunds.com did a summary of the deals, which include 0% financing for up to 84 months and up to $6,000 cash back on some vehicles. Keep in mind, these Spring Clearance deals are mainly on leftover models and those that have been sitting on the lots the longest. See below for a summary of the deals.
Spring Clearance Deals by Manufacturer
|Manufacturer||Spring Clearance Deals|
|Chrysler||0% financing up to 60 months. Up to $6,000 cash back on 2016 Chrysler 200|
|Dodge||0% financing up to 84 months on Dodge Dart models, $2,500 cash back on 2015 Challenger, $2,000 cash back on 2016 Challenger|
|Cadillac||$2,500 incentive on purchase or lease of 2016 Cadillac XTS or CTS|
|Chevrolet||15% off MSRP on most remaining 2015 vehicles, 2016 Cruze Limited and Malibu Limited|
|Mazda||0% financing up to 60 months on 2016 Mazda 3 and Mazda 6. $407 per month, zero down lease deal on 2016 MX-5 Miata|
|Honda||0.9% financing on most popular models|
|Volkswagen||$1,250 bonus on 2015 or 2016 Passat, $1,000 on 2015 or 2016 Jetta, 2016 CC and Beetle|
|Ram||0% financing for 60 months on 2016 Ram 1500 Big Horn Crew Cab, plus $6,500 bonus cash|
|Audi||$500 - $2,000 conquest bonuses for current owners of BMW, Lexus, Mercedes, Acura, or Infiniti|
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- Gregg Fidan
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