This summer, car sales have been even slower than automakers had expected, leading some of them to counter with aggressive discounts. But, as fall approaches, we've seen them cut back on the deals they're offering. This month, many of the best options for shoppers are domestic, but even some domestic automakers have rolled back the broad price cuts they were offering just a month ago.That doesn't mean that good deals can't be found. But it does mean that you need to do your research in order to find them. We've combed through hundreds of offers to shine the spotlight on a handful you might want to consider. A few of your best new-car deals for this week could include:
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The Mazda3 is more fun to drive than nearly any other small car, with taut handling and strong acceleration from its simple four-cylinder engine. It also offers a comfortable cabin that feels more upscale than you would expect, given the car's price range. But Mazda is struggling this summer, and discounting cars more heavily than most rivals. The Mazda3 is available this month with zero percent interest for 60 months, PLUS $500 cash back, PLUS no payments for 90 days -- one of the most enticing deals we've seen anywhere.