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Car Prices Soar, Incentives Plummet

Car Prices Soar, Incentives Plummet

The good news is, car sales are soaring. Most automakers have already released figures for September, leaving analysts' expectations in the dust. The bad news is, that means demand for cars is high. And when demand is high, so are car prices, making good deals hard to find. Transaction prices are... read more

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Fuel gauge

Average Fuel Economy Of New Cars Sold Hits An All-Time High

Gas prices are going up, up, up, and since the stuff only gets more expensive during warmer months, we doubt prices will slide anytime soon. That may help explain why... read more February 15, 2012 by 


 
Handing over car keys

November Auto Sales Booming, On Pace To Hit Record High

U.S. auto showrooms are usually quiet in November. That's due to a combination of factors, including the colder weather (which keeps some folks indoors), the holiday season... read more November 29, 2011 by 


 
2012 Chevrolet Corvette

TrueCar Picks Biggest Black Friday Car Bargains

Thanksgiving's schedule includes three NFL games and one other major contact sport: Black Friday sales busting the doors earlier than ever. For diehards it's all about the... read more November 23, 2011 by  2


 
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... read more June 1, 2011 by 


 
2011 Hyundai Elantra

May Auto Sales: Hyundai And Kia Take Third Place, Ahead Of Toyota

Hyundai and Kia are this month expected to pull ahead of Toyota and Honda, to be the third top-selling brands in the U.S. market after only GM and Ford. Even more to the... read more May 25, 2011 by  1


 
Nelly stars in 2011 Ford Explorer advertisement

For A Deeper Vehicle Discount, Go When The Dealer Needs You

Savvy car shoppers have traditionally chosen times to buy when they thought car dealers were under the most pressure to make sales: the end of the month or year-end. Both are... read more May 17, 2011 by  1


 
2010 Infiniti G37 Sedan

The Best Day To Buy A Car At A Discount? It's In The Numbers

If you’re planning on buying a car over the next month, the best day to buy—the day you’ll receive the biggest discount on the selling price—is April... read more April 25, 2011 by  2


 
2010 Honda Civic Sedan

Car Buying Guide: Know You’re Getting A Good Deal

When I was Internet Manager for a major car dealer, the most frustrating issue my customers faced was not knowing if they were getting a fair and reasonable deal. It was this... read more April 21, 2011 by  1


 
2011 Lexus RX 450h

Price Alert: These Vehicles Will Cost A Lot More...Next Week!

If you're a smart shopper, looking for a small or fuel-efficient car, you might want to consider heading out to the dealership this weekend. That's because even next week... read more April 15, 2011 by  3


 
2011 Porsche 911 GTS

Study: Men Want To Be Seen, Women Want To Be Seen As Practical?

Men go for bold looks, bold sheetmetal, and horsepower, while women go with interior space, practicality, cost, and safety features, right? It sure sounds like a... read more April 11, 2011 by 


 
Cadillac dealership

Report: Could Upfront Pricing Benefit Both Shoppers and Dealers?

Shopping for a new car is full of mistrust. Given the tremendous flexibility in vehicle pricing, even if shoppers manage to secure an excellent deal, they often leave the... read more February 28, 2011 by  2


 
Online shopping

Study Shows Consumers Prefer Upfront Pricing And Transparency

A new study by TrueCar Inc. determined that consumers prefer to know the true price of a car paid by others along with transparency when car shopping. It seems most consumers... read more February 28, 2011 by 


 
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... read more September 16, 2010 by 


 
Cadillac dealership

Signs Of A Rebound, Yet The Worst Auto Market Since The 1950s

Some of the phrases used in headlines this week, to describe August auto sales, have been brutal: "sales slowing to a crawl," "taking a tumble," or "struggling along" were... read more September 2, 2010 by  1


 
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Auto Sales Down, But Ford And Chrysler Take Back Market Share

The industry is still suffering, and sales haven't truly found their rebound yet. But Ford and Chrysler are showing surprisingly strong in the market, compared to where they... read more August 25, 2010 by 


 
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