Incentives and Rebates

June 2016: Your Best New Car Deals
June 2016: Your Best New Car Deals

Don't sweat getting a good deal on a new car. (The scorching summer heat could be another story.) Our partners over at CarsDirect have a great rundown of what's hot on lots right now. Up to 20 percent off of the final price are the hoods of some cars. As always, the best deals are the ones you...Read More»

Charles and David Koch, The Koch Brothers (work via DonkeyHotey on Flickr)
Koch Brothers Want To Kill The Electric Car Again (And They'll Spend $10 Million A Year To Do It)

It seems fairly clear to most observers that petroleum's days are numbered, and that cars of the future will run on electricity. There's plenty of debate about where that electricity will come from -- batteries? fuel cells? -- but when you have conservative performance and luxury marques throwing...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»

Audi of America stormed Capitol Hill over the weekend and staged a 'TDI Party'
Is The Diesel Dead?

The U.S. can be confusing to Europeans. They don't understand our versions of football or coffee, and please don't get them started on our waistlines. (After an eye-opening trip to a certain big-box store, a French visitor once said to me, "Yes, of course we have fat people, but they do not go...Read More»

2013 Ford F-150 Lariat
Consumer Confidence Pushes Prices Up, Incentives Down

In some parts of the world, economies remain shaky, but here in the U.S., financial markets are strong and shoppers are optimistic. Naturally, there's a downside to that. Consumer confidence has surged over the past few months. Numerically speaking, it now rests at 84.5, its highest level since...Read More»

2014 Volvo S60
Costco Offers Employee Pricing On 2013 & 2014 Volvos

If you're in the market for a new ride and Volvo is your brand of choice, listen up: for a limited time, Costco is offering 2013 and 2014 Volvo vehicles at employee prices. Unlike previous Costco/Volvo promos that focused exclusively on specific models like the XC90, this one includes the...Read More»

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Average Transaction Prices Cross $31,000 In March, Incentives Keep Declining

Earlier this week, we told you about the extraordinary stats for March car sales. What's notable, though, isn't just the number of vehicles that automakers sold that month, but also the prices at which they've been selling. According to TrueCar, the average transaction price for a new car in March...Read More»

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Auto Incentives Dropped 12% In January, But Transaction Prices Fell, Too

Incentives continued their long, slow decline in January, but according to TrueCar, transaction prices fell, too, which could soften the blow for bargain-hunters. On average, incentives slipped 12.2% between December 2012 and January 2013, coming to rest at $2,274 per vehicle. The pickings are...Read More»

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Good News, Bad News: Transaction Prices Climb, But So Do Incentives

There's good news and bad news for auto shoppers. Let's get the bad news out of the way: transaction prices are climbing. In fact, they're as high as they've been all year. According to TrueCar, the average price for a new vehicle in November 2012 was $30,832. That's up about $335, or 1.1%, from...Read More»

2012 BMW 1-Series Hatchback (three-door)
BMW Lets Select Shoppers Skip Up To 3 Payments

The race to become America's #1 luxury brand is on, and the competition is getting ugly. Last year, Lexus' 11-year reign at the top of the U.S. luxury heap came to an end, precipitated by an aging vehicle lineup and exacerbated by production problems caused by natural disasters in Asia. Since then...Read More»

2012 Dodge Dart
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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Good Deals Hard To Find, Thanks To Strong Sales, Easy Credit

Summers are usually slow at auto dealerships, but this year has been an exception. That's great news for folks working the sales floors, but not so good for shoppers hoping to score a good deal on a new car, according to TrueCar.com. Thanks to growing consumer confidence, easier credit, high...Read More»

2012 Scion tC RS 7.0
Southeast Toyota Offers Grads & Grad Students $1000 Rebate

If you're in college now, it may seem as if life is an endless blur of beer pong, keg stands, and all-nighters. But soon, you're going to emerge from your ivy-covered cocoon, and you're going to join the ranks of working adults. (Well, um, hopefully.) To make that transition a little smoother...Read More»

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Incentives Disappearing, But Chrysler & Nissan Still Offer Deals

If you've been thinking about buying a new car, you might want to act sooner rather than later. According to TrueCar, new-car incentives are going the way of the dodo, and if sales continue on their upward trend, the deals may not return for a while. Last year was a curious one for incentives. In...Read More»

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As Car Sales Increase, Bargains Will Likely Be Harder To Find

Thanks in part to record incentives, car sales in the United States are up, but that brings with it both good news and bad news. First the good news: consumers don’t spend money on things like automobiles unless they have confidence in the economy, which could mean that the worst of the...Read More»

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