With the new 2019 model year in full swing, and the holidays around the corner, a lot of consumers are looking for new cars. That means the deals aren't quite as good as they were in August and September when dealers and automakers were trying to clear out old inventory in preparation for the new models. Some prices have gone up and discounts down. Surprisingly, though, that has resulted in a few identical bargains reported by Green Car Reports partners at CarsDirect.com. As they have in recent months, CarsDirect researchers have limited the picks to those that have broad nationwide availability to avoid some models that are only available in small numbers in certain areas. 2018 Nissan Leaf Electric cars As in recent months, the best deals on electric cars available nationwide are on the Nissan Leaf. It's available to lease for the same $219 a month with $2,929 due at signing as last month. That's despite the fact that Nissan has slashed discounts from more than $11,000 to just … [Read more...] about Best deals on electric, plug-in, and hybrid cars for November 2018
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Register for our free newsletterRunning a car can be expensive. Everything from the initial purchase, refuelling, servicing costs and — perhaps most annoying of all — insurance. It often feels like insurance companies are out to get every pound from your pocket — offering premiums that seem more ridiculous year-on-year. It doesn’t have to be this way though, and there’s plenty of steps you can take to cut down your insurance costs. Increase your excess It might be tempting to keep your excess low to minimise the upfront cost should the worst happen to your car, but this can result in much higher premiums. Experiment with the different excess costs when you’re shopping around. Your policy price could tumble by simply adding £50 more to your excess. Of course, make sure you can afford to stump up the cash in the event of an accident. Consider your annual mileage Are you covering a few thousand miles less annually than your insurance allows? … [Read more...] about How to get the best deal on your car insurance
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest New-car shoppers: Brace yourselves for higher costs, longer loans The average price paid for a new car stands at $34,623, compared with $31,078 five years ago. Interest rates also are higher, at about 5.7% versus 4.4% five years ago. As those costs rise, consumers increasingly are stretching out the life of their loan as well. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 1 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Sarah O'Brien, CNBC Published 2:05 p.m. ET April 19, 2018 CLOSE If you’re thinking about buying a new car, it may be your ZIP code that could give you the best rebate deal. Josh King has the story (@abridgetoland). Buzz60 CONNECT TWEET … [Read more...] about New-car shoppers: Brace yourselves for higher costs, longer loans
Last year was a huge one for new-model launches in Australia, with 2016 seeing the heroic new Ford Mustang land in January, before rolling through to the impressive new Subaru Impreza that made its media debut in late December. Of course, many, many more new offerings appeared between.What can we expect for the remainder of 2017, and what's arrived so far? Catch our list below of newly launched models and everything that's still to come. Everything we know about right now, that is!We'll update this page as the weeks and months roll by, with many models still to be given firm launch dates. And, while the details here have been confirmed by each brand, there are no doubt many models still to be announced - and don't be surprised if launch dates shift over time.The list below begins with month-by-month confirmed launches, before spreading out to the more vague 'quarter' and 'half' confirmations that each brand has offered.Here's what we know, so … [Read more...] about New Cars: 2017 New Car Calendar, the December update
When it comes to cheap, fun cars, buyers have a ton of options. $30,000 can get you a ton of performance and enjoyment in today's market. Which new car do you think provides the most fun for under $30,000?I hate to be cliché, but I think the new Mazda MX-5 Miata is still the best affordable new car in terms of fun. There's no other car on the market today that provides so much enjoyment behind the wheel at such a reasonable price. Sure, it might not be as practical as your favorite hot hatch, but I think the top down feeling and balanced driving experience is worth it. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Now we'd like to know: Which new car under $30,000 do you think is best? It doesn't have to be a dedicated sports car like the Miata—it could be anything, as long as it's new and under 30 grand. Let us know in the comments below. … [Read more...] about What’s the Best New Car You Can Buy for Less Than $30,000?