Car Deals

How Much Do You Know About Car Buying?

Simple Test to Check Your Car Buying Knowledge The process of buying a car has dramatically increased in complexity since our grandfathers’ days. This means there are more opportunities to make mistakes. And it lets dealers take advantage of our lack of knowledge. Those of us who think we know how to be smart about […]


Lowest Cost Car Leases. How?

To many people, all car leases seem inexpensive because the monthly payment is always 40%-60% lower than comparable loan payments for the same car, same term. But that doesn’t mean all leases are good or smart deals. Let’s take a closer look. If you are not familiar with leasing, you may not realize that PRICE […]


Negotiating Car Deals – Explained

Most of the kinds of car deals that we discuss on this web site don’t require negotiation because they are pre-packaged deals offered by car manufacturers, not dealers. They are usually genuinely good deals and better than any deal customers could negotiate on their own with a dealer. However, these promotional incentive offers are limited […]


Best Car Deals with Poor Credit

Automotive customers who have poor credit are able to get car loans much easier now than in the last couple of years. Many car companies and their associated finance companies are opening up and approving “subprime” borrowers at a pace not seen since before the recent recession. Car buyers with credit scores below 680 are […]


When a Good Car Deal is Not a Good Deal

You just got this great deal on a new Ford Explorer XLT for which you paid only $29,217! The MSRP sticker price was $33,795, which means you got a savings of $4578. Wow !!! That’s 13.55% below MSRP! A great deal. It’s even below dealer invoice price of $32,183. However, when you went into the F&I (Finance […]


Where are the Best Car Deals 2017?

Until the last few years, the best way to get a great car deal was … to work hard for it by haggling with stubborn dealer salespeople. With plenty of luck, careful preparation,  and a heap of negotiating skill, you might get a good deal. You would increase your chances of getting a good deal […]


0% APR Loan Deals – Good Deal or Not?

Car makers are offering 0% APR loans (zero percent interest) as incentives on many makes and models during these times of slow car sales. Sounds great. But is it really? Is it better to take cash back, if offered? Let’s take an example in which you agree to buy a car and finance $15,000 for […]


Best Lease Car Brands – 2017

Car leasing has become popular again with automotive consumers after the near-meltdown in 2008-2010 when the car industry, and the economy, was suffering through the worst of a worldwide recession. Nationally, leasing accounts for about 25% of car sales across all brands, and it’s growing as consumers continue to look for affordable ways to drive new […]


Best Rates on Car Insurance – Explained

Most automotive consumers do at least some research before buying a new car — checking prices and incentives, looking at styles and options, comparing mileage and safety ratings, noting reliability scores and reading reviews. But many fail to consider the cost of auto insurance as part of their buying decision when, in fact, the cost […]


How to Buy a New Car – 2017

More than one way to buy a new car Until relatively recently there was only one way to buy a new car — the old-fashioned way — the way it was done by our fathers and grandfathers. But the Internet and new technology have changed things dramatically such that the old-fashioned way is not always the […]


Car Incentives Explained

Selling new cars is a very competitive business. There are thousands of new-car dealers and there are a couple of dozen car companies who make thousands of makes/models/styles of cars. These companies are constantly competing for the business of car-buying customers. One way they compete is by offering attractively designed vehicles that have the features, […]


How to Get the Best Car Deals

On this web site we write about promotional car deals and incentives being offered month to month by car companies and their dealers. The deals are usually well worth customers’ consideration and better than deals they could negotiate for themselves. These deals come in the form of cash-back rebates, bonuses, low-interest loans, factory-to-dealer cash, and special […]


Cheapest Cars – Best Deals

Many people who are looking for affordable new cars will find the lowest prices on smaller vehicles. These are vehicles that offer a lot of value for the money, provide excellent gas mileage, and are cheap to insure. The lowest priced models are often base models and sacrifice engine size and expensive features. For a […]


First Car Deals – Buying Your First Car

Buying a first car can be an exciting event in one’s life. However, in the excitement of the moment, it’s too easy to make mistakes that are irreversible. So, it makes a lot of sense to be smart and do your homework first. Some common mistakes made by people buying a first car are: 1. […]


Secret Rebates Make Best Car Deals

On this web site we typically talk about the best car puchase deals, the best finance deals, and the best lease deals. However, there’s a kind of “hidden” rebate that can make any of these deals even better. We’re talking about factory-to-dealer rebates, sometimes called “dealer cash” or “dealer marketing support.” It’s money that the car […]


Best Cars – Lowest Prices

There’s no question that cars are expensive. For most people automobiles are the second-most expensive thing they will buy in their lives — after a home. Because cars eventually wear out and must be replaced every so often, many people will actually spend more on automobiles than on places to live during their lifetime. Today’s average […]


Good Car Deal – or Not?

1. A car dealer offers you what seems like a good price on a brand new car. Is it a good deal or not? Should you expect to do better? There are two prices that are important to know when buying a new car. One is the MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) or “sticker” price […]


Looking for Best Car Deals

On this web site we typically focus your attention on special promotional new-car offers each month which include rebates, bonuses, low-interest loans, and special lease deals. These are usually good deals that are well worth considering for anyone looking for a new car. However, it is very possible to get great deals on other cars […]


Five Steps to a New Car Deal

Many of us know that the process of buying or leasing a new car, and getting a good deal, is often long, tiring, and stressful. And that’s just the part in the dealer’s store. Of the five steps we’ll discuss, four occur in the dealer’s place of business and can unnecessarily take hours of your […]


Where Are the Best Used Car Deals

When buying a used car, it can be somewhat difficult to know what is a good deal and what isn’t because there are many more factors involved than when buying a brand new car. If you are looking for a relatively new used car, don’t automatically assume that a brand new car of the same […]


Credit Scores Affect Your Car Deal

Your credit score is a numerical representation of your credit history report, which includes details of all your credit accounts and loans, and how good you’ve been about paying them. It also reports any defaults, repossessions, or bankruptcies. Credit scores, which for most people falls between 400 (poor) and 800 (excellent), are a major factor in determining the […]


There’s More to a Car Deal Than Price

As automobile consumers, we tend to focus on price or monthly payment as the most important factor of any deal. However, there are other factors that should be considered as well. Add-on costs When you buy a brand new car, you always take the trip into the F&I (Finance and Insurance) manager’s office to sign your papers. […]


Zero Down Car Deals – Explained

There are a number of ways to buy a new car with no down payment. One of the best ways is to find rebate deals like the ones we talk about on this web site because a rebate can be, and usually is, applied as a down payment. For example, if you find a vehicle […]


Good Credit Gets Best Car Deals

Unless you plan to pay cash for your next car purchase, your credit score will play a large part in your purchase or lease. You may already know that interest rates for car loans and home mortgages are currently the lowest in history. Special low-interest car loans are common, as are 0% APR (no interest) […]


Where are the Cheap Car Leases?

Where are the best deals in car leasing right now? The answer: almost everywhere. Nearly every car manufacturer is currently offering some great special lease deals on at least a few of their models and styles.  With the exception of some General Motors leases, nearly all the lease deals now being offered come from non-American car […]