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Incentives Edge Higher, Sales Rate Hits A New Record
Incentives Edge Higher, Sales Rate Hits A New Record

Incentive spending is up among many automakers, and when incentives rise, car sales often follow. In fact, new data suggests a Seasonally Adjusted Annualized Rate (SAAR) of 13.4 million new car sales for the year, which is higher than the U.S. has seen since August 2009. Incentives make a comeback...Read More»

2011 Chrysler 300
Need A Ride? Chrysler Launches 'No Payments For 90 Days' Promo

If you're a fan of Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or Ram and you're looking for a new set of wheels, it may be time to start shopping. Chrysler has just announced the launch of a "No Payments For 90 Days" promotion. As the name implies, customers who purchase a 2011 or 2012 Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or Ram...Read More»

MINI manual transmission discount
MINI Tries To Save Stick-Shifts With $500 Discount

Once upon a time, mastering a stick-shift was a teenage rite of passage. Today, though, it's tougher to find rides with manual transmissions, and the allure of the stick seems to be fading. MINI wants to change that by offering customers a discount on select manual models through the month of...Read More»

2011 Cadillac SRX
Groupon Works For Cupcakes, Not Cadillacs: Why It Failed

Last week, we told you about LaFontaine Buick GMC Cadillac's experiment with Groupon. It was the first time that the popular online coupon service had been used to sell new cars, and folks throughout the auto industry held their collective breath, wondering if it would work. If you were one of...Read More»

2011 Cadillac SRX
Cadillac Joins The Groupon Gang With $300 Savings Offer

If you consider yourself a bargain-hunter, chances are good that you've used one of today's popular online coupon or group-buying sites to save cash. Now, for the first time ever, a major U.S. automaker has joined the fray, using one of those very services to gain customers. The brand in question...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
Incentives Shrinking, Bringing Vehicle Prices To Record Levels

Remember all the incentives being thrown down on new vehicles a year or two ago? They're pretty much gone, and the transaction prices being paid for new vehicles are now at record levels. According to the pricing-intelligence firm TrueCar, the average transaction price for a new vehicle is up to...Read More»

2011 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson
Memorial Day Weekend Sales: Best Truck Incentives

The Memorial Day long weekend can be a great time to buy a new vehicle. Unfortunately, this year there are fewer factory incentives for car buyers due to strong demand and recent natural disasters that have reduced the inventories of a number of manufacturers. Incentive programs are expensive...Read More»

2011 Toyota Camry LE
Toyota Production Recovering Faster Than Expected

Just last month, the future looked bleak for Toyota. Plants in the United States, Canada and Mexico were operating well below capacity, and no one had a clear picture of when production would return to normal, or even which models would be impacted. Dealers were hoarding supplies of cars like the...Read More»

2011 Honda Accord Sedan
Better Buy That New Car Now, Warns Edmunds

Just when the economy seems to be ticking ever so slowly up, consumers looking to replace the family buggy with something new have another worry to contend with. Make that two worries: shrinking supply and vanishing good deals. At least, that’s what Edmunds warns in a press release issued...Read More»

Cadillac dealership
Auto Sales Shaping Up For A Strong November, Year-End

Looking at the auto market, there's some very good economic news. Auto sales are expected to continue their surge in November and are on the road to a stronger annual finish than had earlier been anticipated. Because of rising demand as well as a "slew of new products that will be hitting the...Read More»

money
Vehicle Affordability Up, Despite Finance Crunch, Lower Incomes

Despite rising costs of financing and falling household income, cars are more affordable than they were this past winter and spring. That's what Comerica Bank found in its latest Auto Affordability Index, which looked at vehicle purchase price, household income indicators, and other factors for the...Read More»

2011 Ford Edge - first drive in and around Nashville
Incentives Down, Sales Up In October—And Truck Sales Surge

October isn't always such a strong month for auto sales, but this year it is. Higher demand for light trucks, along with sustained fleet sales and strong performance from some new models on the market, helped the auto market bounce back to its highest sales level in over a year. Fleet sales, which...Read More»

2010 Honda Pilot
Frugal Shopper: Incentives Making Toyota, Honda Vehicles A Bargain

For decades, Toyota and Honda have been the brands that you simply can't expect to get a good deal on. Much as with an Apple Computer or high-end bedding, in some cases you had to swallow your smart-shopping pride and pay close to MSRP. But lately, with Honda and Toyota it's been quite the...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
Smart Car Shopping: Six Great Deals This Week

Car dealers expected August to look bad. When financial analysts measure the health of the auto industry, they traditionally compare monthly sales figures to the same month in the previous year -- and last August had been the high point of the Cash for Clunkers craze. So when automakers said their...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Frugal Shopper: A New Mercedes-Benz At Ten-Percent Off Sticker?

If you're a longtime admirer of the three-pointed star, this might be the right time to head to the showroom with some serious intent. Mercedes-Benz vehicles are selling for an average of ten percent below MSRP—when you look at its 2010 models, that is. The 2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is the...Read More»

2010 Chrysler 300C SRT8
Chrysler Ties Up With U.S. Bank To Expand Leases

Chrysler has just inked a new partnership with U.S. Bank to expand leasing options. Starting this month, a new leasing deal will be offered on new Chrysler 300, Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Charger, Dodge Grand Caravan, Dodge Journey, Dodge Nitro, Jeep Wrangler, and Jeep Liberty models. While...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Malibu
Five Great Labor Day Deals

by Sean Tucker It might be the only time of year that TV commercials tell you the truth. Our pricing partners at TrueCar.com confirm it: Labor Day weekend is a great time to buy a car. The best deals of the month may actually be found a few days before the holiday -- but don't be afraid to shop on...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Silverado
Frugal Shopper: 2010 Chevy Silverado Most-Discounted In August

If you're shopping for a large pickup like the Chevrolet Silverado, the time is still right to get a very sweet deal. According to the pricing-intelligence firm TrueCar, which tracks transaction prices and can show you what kind of discount to expect locally, large pickups are the type of vehicle...Read More»

2010 Kia Soul 5dr Wagon Auto + Side Exterior View
Smart Car Shopping: Great Car Deals This Week

This week, the automotive landscape is tilted in favor of the buyer who comes prepared.  The across-the-board discounts we saw all spring have faded, in favor of targeted discounts on particular cars.  You'll no longer find everything at your local Ford or Chevrolet dealership on sale -- but if...Read More»

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