Back-to-school traffic got you spending a little too much time in that old car? Consider something new. Discounts for the Labor Day weekend might be in the rearview mirror, and the rolling boil for new-car incentives has slowed to a simmer in recent months: Motor Intelligence pegs overall new-car discounts at $3,784 per car in August, up just 1.3 percent on the year-ago month. That's the lowest year-over-year increase in 41 months. Related: How to Negotiate With a Car Dealer The silver lining for shoppers, however, is September's strong showing for incentives in recent years. Autumn's kickoff month has ranked among the top three months for new-car discounts during each of the past four years, according to the company. What's on sale? Try these on for size. Dodge Grand Caravan How much can I save? More than 10 percent off most variants. Grand Caravan sales fell 23.8 percent in August (albeit versus a banner year-ago month) as 2018 model-year examples of the … [Read more...] about What’s the Best New-Car Deal for September 2018?
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The Fourth of July is on a Wednesday this year, which puts a damper on things because, well, jeez — you'd have to take off two whole days to really make a holiday weekend out of it. Still, AAA predicts 39.7 million Americans will hit the road from July 3-8, up more than 5 percent over last Independence Day. If your trip out of town sends you past the auto mall, keep an eye out — you might spot a few deals. Related: Cars.com 2018 American-Made Index: What's the Most American Car? As of this writing, few automakers have rolled out the red, white and blue carpet with Independence Day-themed sales. Still, we checked six major markets (Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles and New York) for big June discounts that extend through the holiday. Here's what we found. 2018 Dodge Journey: $4,000 to $4,500 off, depending on trim level and region. Qualified shoppers can instead get zero percent financing for 36 months plus $1,000 to $2,000 off, depending on … [Read more...] about Declare Your Independence From Full Price: Best Fourth of July Car Deals
For many families, June kicks off an annual ritual of carting classroom-unfettered children to peewee sports, music and zombie camp (yes, that really exists) to while away some 11 weeks between the final bell and new-student orientation. If the summer routine exposes the nagging reality that your old car just doesn't cut it anymore, we have you covered. Related: First-Time Buyers: Buying Your First Family Car As shopping months go, June's a snoozer. Although incentives continue to rise — up 6.6 percent year-over-year to $3,740 per car in May, according to Autodata Corp. — recent history suggests this month is unremarkable for new-car deals. June has ranked mid-pack for discounts over each of the past four years, per Autodata. Not to worry: We still found 10 models with steep discounts this month. Take a gander below. How much can I save? Quite a bit in some regions. Escape sales slipped 3 percent in May as the popular SUV averaged 84 days on dealer lots, well beyond … [Read more...] about What’s the Best New-Car Deal for June 2018?
Springtime car-nivores on the hunt for a new vehicle, your time for tasty deals has arrived. May wraps up a fallow period for incentives and Memorial Day weekend kicks off the traditional start of peak car-shopping season — and with overall new-vehicle sales down nearly 5 percent through April, there's every reason to believe the holiday could spring some unusually sweet discounts this year. Related: How to Use Incentives, Rebates and Finance Deals We'll have to see what automakers cook up in the coming weeks, but for now, there are still a handful of deals worth your while. Which are they? Read on to find out. Nissan Versa How much can I save? Depending on where you live, enough to make the Versa subcompact sedan worth a second look if you're in pursuit of wallet-saving wheels. With Versas sitting on dealer lots for an average of 79 days through the first third of 2018 — well above the 54-day average for new cars — now might be the time to pounce on the … [Read more...] about What’s the Best New-Car Deal for May 2018?
April showers might bring May flowers, but car shoppers may wish it rained more deals. Autodata Corp. ranks April among the bottom three months for new-car discounts during each of the past four years. In 2017, baseball's opening month was the single worst month for incentives. Talk about dreary. Related: How to Use Incentives, Rebates and Finance Deals But don't declare a rain delay on your shopping just yet. The storm clouds have a silver lining, at least this year: New-car incentives last month gained 6.5 percent year-over-year, per Autodata, for the second largest increase in the past seven months. Amid an overall incentives plateau, March's gains could add some steam heading into April — a month that needs all the help it can get. We still found plenty of highly discounted models, with many this month from GM and Hyundai-Kia. What should deal-seekers consider? Take a look below. Chevrolet Malibu How much can I save? On select trim levels, enough to fund a … [Read more...] about What’s the Best New-Car Deal for April 2018?