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Best Time Of The Year To Buy A Car

There are many periods that can be considered the best time of the year to buy a car. If you are in the market for a new car, you should visit the dealerships during a rainy day when business is slow. During these times, the salesperson will try to get your business by offering you a significant discount. There is a flip side to this situation because some salesman will think that you are in real need of a car and he might push for a better price, it depends on the salesperson.

During the holidays is another good time for purchasing a car, because of the same reason – business is slow. Hungry dealers will try to persuade you to get yourself an early Christmas present by offering you some attractive discounts.

Another good moment would be 15 minutes before closing time. Despite the fact that most people think that the sales personnel will want to go home and therefore will not do their usual two-hour routine with the boss, this is just a scheme as what they actually do is they put the closed sign, lock you in and try to sell you a car.

Many people agree with the fact that during the end of the month it is a good time to buy a car as some dealerships are having problems reaching their established quota and they will offer discounts to meet it.

When the new models begin to arrive, the last year’s model losses not only its luster but also its high price tag. There are plenty of discounts for these cars, and in many cases lots of buyers cash in rebates.

A similar situation occurs when the automaker starts making a completely redesigned car under the same name. Here you will get some important discounts but keep in mind that you will be buying in fact an outdated model.

Many automakers decide to discontinue certain models and if you are looking for a cheap car, this could be your ticket to paradise and the best time of the year to buy a car (it could occur anytime, there is no rule to when automakers decide to discontinue a certain model). In these situations you will get the most discounts but you will be getting a car that will certainly plummet in the depreciation category.

We almost forget that some people consider Labor Day to be a good time to purchase a car. It seems that most of the manufacturers are offering special deals to get rid of the remaining stock in order to make room for the new models. These models include cars from all of the segments: from compacts to pickup trucks. The latter seem to offer the most advantages to the customer, along with sport utility vehicles.

If you cannot wait any longer and you want to buy a car this month, you should know that there still are a couple of 2010 models left and you can get a pretty good price for one of those. Speaking of the leftover 2010 models, for a Saab 9-3 you will get a $7,000 cash back while for a Range Rover you get $6,000. If you are in the market for a pickup truck from Ford or Chevrolet, you’ll save $5,000.

If you don’t want an outdated model, look at the 2011 Nissan Titan / Altima, Mitsubishi Endeavor or the Buick Lucerne as you might save up to $4,500. In addition, there are some major dealer incentives for the 2011 Cadillac DTS and STS models consisting of up to $7,000.


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