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Smart Car Shopping: Great Car Deals This Week
Smart Car Shopping: Great Car Deals This Week

Before you go out car shopping this weekend, there are two things you need to know. One is that you might want to wait a few days.  Our partners at TrueCar.com, the car pricing experts, tell us that the cheapest day to buy this month will be Wednesday, July 28.   You'll often get the best deals...Read More»

2010 Honda Insight
Frugal Shopper: Flexible Prices, Unexpected Deals On New Cars

Looking for a good deal on a fuel-efficient hybrid? You’ll probably want to put the 2010 Honda Insight near the top of your list, as it currently has the most flexible price of any model on the market. According to the monthly TrueTrends report, from the pricing intelligence and analysis firm...Read More»

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Shopping Tip: Buy Now, As Car Prices May Go Up This Winter

If you're in the market for a new car, you should be prepared to buy this summer.  Prices have been on the way down for months, but they're expected to level out in a few months, and even rise by winter. That's the conclusion the car pricing experts at TrueCar.com reach when they look at the...Read More»

2010 Suzuki Kizashi
Test-Drive Sedans, Don't Buy A 2010 Suzuki Kizashi, And Get $250?

If you’re in the market for a sporty family sedan, go drive the 2010 Suzuki Kizashi, then take several of your other prospects on a test-drive. Within three days of the original Kizashi test-drive, if you purchase one of several competing vehicles, Suzuki will give you a $250 prepaid debit card...Read More»

Smart Car Shopping: Great Car Deals This Week

If you're going out car shopping this weekend, you should know that automakers aren't discounting cars the way they did just a few months ago. As Toyota fought to recover its reputation amidst allegations of unintended acceleration in the spring, it launched a round of heavy discounts.  That...Read More»

2010 Chrysler Town & Country
Chrysler Wants No Regrets: Return Your New 2010, If You Want

Living without regret: it's something we try to do every day here at TheCarConnection, and Chrysler's been following our lead. Earlier this year, the automaker allowed buyers of its Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans to return their new vehicles within 60 days, if they...Read More»

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Ford Pumps Up Rebates for 2010 Mustang, Taurus, Focus

There's one easy way to tell when manufacturers are ready to sweep showrooms clean of the current model-year crop of vehicles, and usher in the new year: the "special event" sales pitch. This week it's Ford readying dealer lots for its revamped 2011 models, which include the kicky new Mustang and...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Santa Fe
June Auto Sales Suggest The Market Isn't Recovering

We're accustomed to seeing some gamesmanship when automakers reveal their monthly sales figures, but this month, the spinning was unusually intense.  The take-away, though, may not be good for those in the market for a new car.Many are pointing out that they beat last June's sales figures, and...Read More»

Smart Car Shopping: Great Car Deals For July 2010

Even though new-car sales were off in June, are car shoppers any closer to getting a really good deal this July? First, some disappointing news from TheCarConnection's car-pricing partners over at TrueCar. According to their analysis, the discount war Toyota kicked off in the spring has simmered...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Silverado
Silverado, Ranger, Impala Among Best Red, White, And Blue Deals

Over a number of Frugal Shopper posts, we’ve covered all sorts of ways to save money on motoring, and pointed to some of the best new-car deals out there. But now we have something that’s just for fun—unless you happen to be looking strictly for a red, white, or blue vehicle. In the spirit of...Read More»

2011 Lincoln MKX
Buy By September, Get Free Maintenance On New Lincoln Models

If you purchase or lease a new 2010 or 2011 Lincoln between now and September 7, 2010, you'll get one more perk that might bring some peace of mind: free scheduled maintenance. The maintenance program includes all oil changes, tire rotations, and inspections, as well as wearable items such as brake...Read More»

2010 Dodge Charger SR8
Chrysler Renews Zero-Percent Financing Offers For June

Chrysler this week renewed its generous zero-interest financing and cash-back offers for the month of June. The automaker had already strengthened its incentive offerings for May, with either no-interest financing on many of its models or up to $4,000 cash back. The sweet zero-percent financing...Read More»

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Frugal Shopper: Holiday-Weekend Sales Promise Sweeter Deals

If you're not among the 32.1 million Americans planning to travel this holiday weekend, as estimated by the AAA, and you happen to be shopping for a new vehicle, it could be a great time to buy. Just a quick glance at the local newspaper or other local media sources, or a look at your local...Read More»

2010 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
Frugal Shopper: Deals Sweeten On 2010 Models As 2011s Arrive

As the 2010 model year starts to show hints of winding down and strong incentives continue to sweeten the deal, there are plenty of deep discounts to be had if you know where to look—and, especially, if you don't mind getting a model that's soon to be replaced. With more details announced for the...Read More»

2010 Toyota Avalon
Toyota Incentives Good Through May, But Starting To Go Flat?

It's still a little too early to assess the aftermath of Toyota's monumental recalls, but there are mounting indications that the brand's long-term reputation has been tarnished a bit. Over the past couple of months, Toyota has gotten its sales back on track—and then some—with the help of the...Read More»

2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep Vehicles Get Stronger May Incentives

Chrysler today announced a more aggressive incentives program for May, including the potential for no-interest financing on much of its product line or cash-back offers of up to $4,000. For up to 36 or 60 months, depending on the vehicle, Chrysler is offering zero-percent financing, arranged...Read More»

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Auto-Industry Recovery: Not Quite Yet, Analysts Say

Analysts at the market-research firm AutoPacific report that though there are many indications that the recession is ending—or over—there might not be any strong indicators in the automotive sector that things will get much better anytime soon. The firm has found that new-vehicle purchase...Read More»

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Toyota Sales Strong, But Incentives Starting To Lose Luster?

Toyota (NYSE:TM) offered its highest U.S. incentives ever in March, but it's stepped up the offerings even further in April, with some expanded regional offers and two years of free maintenance now on offer to nearly all buyers. According to the pricing intelligence firm TrueCar, Toyota will offer...Read More»

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Looking For A Sweet Deal? Vehicle Incentives Hit Record Highs

If you're in the market for a new ride and you've been waiting for the current wave of incentives to peak, you might want to head down to your dealer now. According to a study from Edmunds, more auto shoppers scored 0% financing last month than at any time in recent memory, and we're not so sure...Read More»

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