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Frugal Shopper: Flexible Prices, Unexpected Deals On New Cars
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 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»

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»

2010 Dodge Viper
Negotiate Your Car Deal: A Hard Chair Makes You A Better Haggler

In my book, HELP! Gotta Sell My Car NOW! (www.BayAreaCarGuy.com), I introduce an effective method of negotiating the price of a car deal when selling privately. It focuses on being curious about the other person, and asking questions to help them find a solution to their transportation problem...Read More»

2010 Subaru Legacy
2011 Subaru Outback, 2011 Subaru Legacy Pricing Stays Put

Most of a year after their launch, the redesigned 2010 Subaru Outback and 2010 Subaru Legacy are selling like hotcakes. Subaru is on a roll, it seems, and we've noticed it in the brand's seemingly recession-proof sales figures. It was the only brand to post sales gains in 2008, and built on those...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Cobalt
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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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»

2011 Scion xB
Preview: 2011 Scion xB

• What is it? The first major update to the Scion xB since 2007 • The basics: A boxy body and economical four-cylinder power • On sale: Now • Price: From $16,000 Toyota’s youth brand Scion has updated its boxy xB wagon for the 2011 model year, giving it an aggressive...Read More»

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Frugal Shopper: What Time, Day, Month Is Best For Deals?

If you're thinking of heading out to the dealership to close the deal this weekend—especially if it's Friday—you might want to hold off. And Saturday? Well, it depends, but unless it's close to the end of the month, you're more likely to get a better deal if you wait until Monday or Tuesday...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Cobalt
Frugal Shopper: The Most Deeply Discounted New Vehicles

If you're looking for a sweet deal and not too picky about getting the latest and greatest, you have plenty of options. Over the past month the 2010 Ford Ranger has sold at 17 percent below MSRP, on average, and is the most deeply discounted new model, while the 2010 Hyundai Sonata and 2010 Jeep...Read More»

2010 Toyota RAV4 FWD 4-door V6 5-Spd AT Ltd (Natl) Grille
Toyota Recall: Ford, Honda, And Hyundai Gaining The Most

Ford, Hyundai, and Honda—not GM or Chrysler, as some sources have claimed—look to be making the most conquests from customers who've had it with Toyota due to recall uncertainties. In looking at the market share that Toyota has lost, that's what the pricing intelligence service TrueCar found...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata
2011 Hyundai Sonata Priced From $19,195

  The 2011 Hyundai Sonata sedan is about to go on sale and in the lead up to its showroom arrival the South Korean automaker has revealed prices for the new car. The latest addition to Hyundai’s lineup is the sixth-generation of the popular nameplate and has been completely redesigned from...Read More»

2011 Buick Regal
2011 Buick Regal Pricing Revealed

Buick today announced pricing for the all-new 2011 Regal sedan, which will go on sale across the country priced from $26,995 plus a $750 destination charge for the premium CXL model. This price undercuts Buick's own 2010 LaCrosse CXL sedan by more than $3,000. The Regal is coming on the market...Read More»

2010 Buick LaCrosse 4-door Sedan CX 3.0L Engine
2010 Buick LaCrosse Four-Cylinder Coming Soon, With 30 MPG

Seems like smaller engines are all the rage. Just today, we’ve covered new smaller engines to be offered in the 2010 Toyota 4Runner and 2010 BMW 7-Series. And, as we’ve previously reported, General Motors will begin offering a base four-cylinder version of the 2010 Buick LaCrosse. Today GM...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Tucson
2010 Hyundai Tucson Pricing Revealed

Hyundai has announced pricing for its all-new 2010 Tucson compact SUV, which is set to go on sale across the country later this month with a starting price of $18,995 including $795 in destination and delivery charges. The range kicks off with the entry-level GLS model equipped with a 6-speed...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta
2011 Ford Fiesta Priced From $13,995

The funky 2011 Ford Fiesta will deliver more than just great looks and class leading fuel economy when it goes on sale in North America next year. The new Fiesta, available in four- and five-door body styles, will also offer excellent value as the car will carry a base price of just $13,995...Read More»

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2010 Hummer H3 And H3T Treading Water Before Real Change

Hummer is in the midst of a move—from General Motors to China's Sichuan Tengzhong—but the brand has announced details for its 2010 H3 SUV and H3T pickup, which are slated to go on sale next month. Changes are minimal. The standard engine is still a 239-horsepower, 3.7-liter five-cylinder...Read More»

2010 Suzuki Kizashi
2010 Suzuki Kizashi Pricing Revealed

We’ve seen it in concept form, we’ve reported on all the specs, we’ve even taken a spin in it and reported on that too, but now we finally have pricing details for the new 2010 Suzuki Kizashi sedan so we can add that to the list as well. Set to go on sale this December, the new...Read More»

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