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Frugal Shopper: In With The 2011 Models, Up With The 2010 Deals
Frugal Shopper: In With The 2011 Models, Up With The 2010 Deals

The most discounted 2010 models during March were the Chevrolet Cobalt, Hyundai Sonata, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Commander, and Chevrolet Malibu, according to sales transaction-based data from the pricing intelligence firm TrueCar, which provides very useful and money-saving market pricing tools...Read More»

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Already Discounted, HUMMER Models Go On Clearance

Attempts at selling HUMMER to a Chinese company have failed, so GM is officially shutting down the brand. That means putting all remaining 2,200 HUMMER models in national stock on sale, and winding down the franchises for 153 dealerships. To help clear the vehicles out, GM is offering up to $6,000...Read More»

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Toyota Extends Incentives, Adds Free Maintenance

It's official. As we anticipated last week, Toyota has extended its largest-ever incentive program through April, and it served to jump-start Toyota’s sales after recall woes that put the brakes on showroom activity in January and February. The so-called March Sales Event helped Toyota finish...Read More»

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Ford Launches 'Swap Your Ride' Campaign, Offering $1,000 Bonus And 0% Financing

A couple of years ago, Ford invited shoppers to "swap their rides" for new Ford cars and trucks. The pitch was part of an advertising campaign from Ford Motor Company, centered on a $1,000 bonus for buyers who traded in vehicles from other manufacturers. Apparently the campaign was a success...Read More»

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Toyota Will Renew Incentives Through April, As Sales Soar

Thanks to the strong incentives offered over the past month, Toyota sales have recovered nicely despite multiple recalls and highly publicized federal investigations. But it looks like the automaker isn't going to ease off them quite yet. The original March Sales Event incentives, slated to expire...Read More»

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Honda Counters Toyota Incentives With New Leasing Deals

Honda has announced its biggest set of lease deals ever, which market experts are identifying as an effort to stoke sales and save its market share against the aggressive incentives now being offered by archrival Toyota. The so-called Feature Special Lease program that runs through May 3 allows a...Read More»

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Even This Month, GM And Ford Outspending Toyota On Incentives

Toyota might have rolled out more incentives for March—including factory-subsidized financing and lease deals plus free maintenance—but GM, Ford, and Chrysler are still offering deeper discounts. During March, GM will have spent an estimated $594 million on incentives, while Ford will spend...Read More»

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With Incentives, Toyota Taking Back Its Market Share

The aggressive incentives offered by Toyota (NYSE:TM) appear to be working, bringing shoppers back to Toyota dealerships—and the automaker back from a recall-related sales slump. For the first half of March (through 3/14), Toyota has more than 14 percent of the market, according to the pricing...Read More»

2010 Nissan Altima Hybrid
Frugal Shopper: The Ten Most Discounted Hybrid Models

If you're considering one of many hybrid models but think that there are no deals to be had on green vehicles, now would be the time to think again—and potentially head out shopping in the near future. Data from the pricing-intelligence firm TrueCar shows that a lot of hybrid models are selling...Read More»

2010 Toyota Corolla
U.S. Auto Sales: SAAR Jumps To 12.5 Million

The Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR) for U.S. auto sales bounded to 12.5 million in early March. Aside from last August, when Cash-for-Clunkers sales were in full swing, that's the highest SAAR on record since September 2008. The bounce is credited to the vast number of sales incentives...Read More»

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Toyota Offers Zero-Percent And Free Maintenance To Some Buyers

Toyota (NYSE: TM) rolled out an all-new incentive program aimed at jump-starting sales that have slumped due to bruised consumer confidence from the ongoing accelerator-related recalls, the related hearings in Washington D.C., and several other issues and recalls. The automaker calls the new...Read More»

The 2010 Toyota Prius
Old-School/New-School: Toyota Uses Twitter, Incentives To Lure Customers Back

In the early days of the Toyota recall fiasco, car buyers seemed to ignore the bad news. But as Cleopatra once said, denial only goes so far, and Toyota's troubles are finally having a negative impact on sales. To its credit, though, Toyota isn't taking this lying down: the automaker has turned to...Read More»

2008 Saturn Sky 2-door Convertible Red Line Front Exterior View
GM Offering Saturn Owners $2,000 To Stay With Company

Saturn owners and loyalists were left in the lurch last September when General Motors decided to kill off the brand following a breakdown in talks with the Penske Automotive Group, but in an attempt to heal some wounds the automaker is offering thousands of dollars in incentives to its former...Read More»

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Hyundai, Chrysler Create More Incentives To Lure Toyota Customers

Last week, we mentioned that Ford and GM were offering special incentives to customers who trade in Toyota vehicles at the time of purchase. Now Chrysler and Hyundai have joined the fray, with their own discounts to woo Toyota owners worried about safety. In a press release issued Friday, Chrysler...Read More»

2010 Toyota Camry
GM Offers $1,000 Incentives To Toyota Owners

Toyota’s stuck accelerator pedal debacle has seen millions of cars recalled and now a halt on sales for eight different models (RAV4, Corolla, Matrix, Avalon, Camry, Highlander, Tundra, and Sequoia) put in place. Despite the seriousness of the issue, Toyota has been sluggish to respond to its...Read More»

2009 Pontiac G3
Frugal Shopper: GM Unloading Pontiac, Saturn Vehicles

If you've been on the lookout for a new car but you're a little short on cash, General Motors may have a deal for you. In a clever shell game that should pay off nicely for consumers, the company is offering dealers $7,000 for every Pontiac and Saturn vehicle that they move to their rental-vehicle...Read More»

2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
Frugal Shopper: Compare New And Used Vehicles Before You Buy

This year may go down in history as one of the best for frugal car shoppers. Thanks to incentive programs from automakers and the federal government and return policies from companies like Hyundai and GM, 2009 has been mostly a buyer's market (at least for buyers who've been able to score loans in...Read More»

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Detroit Cries Foul On Japan's Cash-For-Clunkers Program

As congress planned the controversial Cash-for-Clunkers program over the spring and summer of this year, there was some discussion of limiting new car subsidies to American brands; that provision was dropped, however, following outcries from other countries and from thousands of employees who work...Read More»

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GM Kicking Off Brand-Wide Sale

General Motors is ramping up for the holiday season with huge sales across its four brands. Starting today, the automaker will be launching massive incentives for each brand in an effort to get rid of as much remaining 2009 inventory. Chevrolet will go with the “Red Tag Sale,” Buick-GMC...Read More»

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