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2016 Toyota Prius: Lower Price, Higher MPG Adds Up To Even Better Value
2016 Toyota Prius: Lower Price, Higher MPG Adds Up To Even Better Value

The entire 2016 Toyota Prius Liftback lineup has been priced. Well, almost all of it has—because we’re still waiting for details and all the pertinent numbers on the reformulated Prius Plug-In that’s expected in the next year. The Prius family has, for years, included some of the...Read More»

2012 Nissan Leaf electric car - net pricing shown on Nissan website
Used Electric Cars: Quick Guide For Getting The Best Deal

If you think that electric-car ownership is beyond your financial reach, think again. Due to a matter of supply and demand, and a flood of used models entering the market, electric vehicles (EVs) like the Nissan Leaf are remarkably affordable. This summer, and likely into the fall, there’s a...Read More»

2015 Toyota Avalon Limited
May Lease Deals: Five Smart Vehicle Picks

For a certain kind of shopper, leasing can be a smart option. If you’re the type who wants a new vehicle with the latest look and features every few years, it can often give you more car for the money. Yet it’s worth laying out the numbers first, to see if leasing adds up in your...Read More»

2015 Jeep Patriot
April 2015: Your Best New-Car Deals

“Never pay retail” echoes the mantra of smart shoppers everywhere—and that definitely applies to most of the new vehicle market. If you’re shopping for new wheels, chances are the models you’re considering are subject to incentives, rebates, or special finance...Read More»

Frame from 'Benefits of Price Competition' video, by National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA)
April Lease Deals Make Several Lame-Duck Vehicles Worth A Second Look

April tends to be the time of the year when business at dealerships really starts to perk up. And after a particularly harsh winter for some regions of the U.S., it’s likely that rebound will happen with a little more uptick than usual. READ: The Safest Vehicles Of 2015 Meanwhile showrooms...Read More»

Gearhead Deals
Gearhead Deals Brings Groupon To Gearheads

If you're a gearhead like us, you always want the best deal on the latest car-related stuff, maybe even ordering new products just to "try them out." And if you're reading SocialCarNews. you're also a social media junkie, meaning you probably use Groupon. What if someone were to combine Groupon and...Read More»

2011 BMW 335d sedan
Frugal Shopper: End-Of-Year Deals Extend Into January

The last days of the year are among the best days to shop for a new car. From board rooms to district sales centers to the manager's office at the local dealership, it's the time to add up the year's numbers—and for the most part, the attitude is that a few more cars sold sure would be great...Read More»

2010 Nissan Titan
Frugal Shopper: Deep Discounts Already Applying To Some 2011 Models

It's the time for holiday cheer, egg nog, and fruitcake. And it's that time of the year when, at most dealerships, there are still a few stragglers on the new-car lot—yes, we mean those 2010 models that are already several months obsolete and with the arrival of a new calendar year are going...Read More»

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Frugal Shopper: Men Get Better Car Deals? It Might Just Be A Myth

Men tend to get better deals than women when shopping for new cars, right? Not true in most cases, says at least one company that analyzes sales data. Perhaps you don't need to bring 'the man' along, or change your name on those initial e-mails. It might be a myth, or a relic from another time when...Read More»

2010 Ford Ranger
Frugal Shopper: Money-Saving Compact Pickups A Dying Breed?

Compact pickup trucks can make a lot of sense to those who need to be careful with the budget. With a single vehicle, you can carry mulch, a sizable load of firewood, or a weekend's worth of home-improvement materials, and have basic, frugal commuter wheels as well. But ever since the 1990s...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 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 Scion xD
Leftover 2010 Models You Can Buy Cheap

by Sean Tucker Late summer is an excellent time to buy a car, if you're willing to do your research, and this summer is better than most. By this time of year, virtually all car factories are pushing out 2011 models, but many of the outgoing 2010s are sitting unsold. Dealerships were battered by a...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»

2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid
Fire-Sale Deals On 2010 Mercury Vehicles? Probably Not

You’ve probably heard the news; Mercury is no more. Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F) is in the process of shuttering the brand and focusing more efforts toward Lincoln, and after this fall it’ll be history. Meanwhile, most Mercury models of recent history have been slightly restyled, slightly...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»

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 Volkswagen New Beetle Coupe
Frugal Shopper: Women Prefer Practical, Frugal Cars, Men Don’t?

When it comes time to purchase a car, men look for bold design statements, sexy sheetmetal, and scorching performance while women—well, women want something practical, economical, and safe, right? You’d think times would have changed, but it appears not. The pricing intelligence firm TrueCar...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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