Car Deals

Factory-To-Dealer Cash Incentives for Best Car Deals

Car companies help dealers sell cars by offering incentives. Incentives come in a variety of forms which might include direct-to-customer rebates, low interest loans, special lease deals, and factory-to-dealer cash. In any given month, a car company might offer all, some, or none of these incentives on any particular car model or style. Factory-to-dealer incentives […]


Pay Cash for Your New Car? Better or Not?

Should you pay cash for your new car, if you have the cash available? Is it smart to pay cash instead of financing with a loan or lease? Does it save you money? Can you get better deals with cash? My dear old mother who is now gone grew up during the Great Depression. She […]


Cheaper to Buy New Than Used?

It is always smarter and cheaper to buy a used car rather than buy a brand new car. Right? Not so fast. With the agressive rebates and super low-APR loans being offered these days by most car manufacturers, it is not difficult to find cases in which buying a brand new car is actually cheaper […]


Best Deals – New or Used?

Do you get the best deals on brand new cars or on used cars? It might seem to be an obvious answer — that used cars are always better deals. But that’s not always true. Used cars seem to be better deals in the sense that you pay less than for a brand new car […]


Long Term Car Loans – Good Deal or Bad?

Since the end of the Great Recession, average auto loan terms have become longer and longer. Forty-eight months was typical for a car loan just a few years ago but now that car companies are offering 6 year, 7 year, and even 8 year loan terms, the average is slowly creeping up as consumers take advantage. […]


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 […]


Lease vs Buy? Which is Best Deal?

In the articles on this web site we often tell you about the best car deals in which attractive lease deals are being offered, along with low-interest loans, and rebates — frequently on the same vehicles at the same time. Typically, you have to choose only one kind of deal. For example, you must take […]


What are Car Incentives Anyway?

What is all this about car incentives? What is an incentive? Is it just car dealer hype and come-on? Are incentives worth looking at? Are they really good deals? First, an incentive can be anything that helps promote sales or leasing of a dealer’s or manufacturer’s vehicles. Typically, incentives come in the form of cash-back […]


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 […]


Return Your Leased Vehicle for Great Deals

Car leasing hit bottom during the recent Great Recession but has quickly recovered during the last three years, such that approximately one out of every four new vehicles is now being leased. People who leased two or three years ago will be returning their vehicles soon, and into 2014. Car manufacturers and dealers know that every […]


How Great Car Lease Deals are Made

We often remind our readers that finding promotional leases from car manufacturers is the way to get the best car deals, better than any deal customers could negotiate for themselves. The fundamental reason this is true is that when a customer negotiates a car lease with a dealer, the dealer can only negotiate one thing — price […]


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, […]


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 […]


Off-Lease Certified Car Deals

When leasing customers return their cars at the end of a lease, new-car dealers buy those cars from the lease finance company to be sold on their used car lots. These are called off-lease vehicles. Car dealers love off-lease vehicles because they are relatively new — usually about 2-3 years old — and have been […]


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 […]


Used Car Deals and Scams

On this web site, we normally talk about new-car deals but, for people with limited budgets, a used car may be the way to go. However, finding great deals on used cars is not quite as easy as for new cars. It’s not that the deals aren’t out there; it’s that there are many more factors to […]


Calculating Car Lease Deals

If you have ever leased a car, or are thinking about leasing, have you wondered if a dealer is doing the math correctly on the lease contract form? Is the monthly payment amount correct, given the price of the car, the residual, and other charges? It’s not uncommon for there to be “mistakes” in lease […]


Zero-Payment Car Lease. Really?

Is it possible to lease a new car and have no monthly payment — $0 a month, zero payment, zilch? Yes. But there’s a “catch.” Isn’t that always the case? It’s not exactly like getting a free car. Let’s explain. Everyone knows that if you buy a car, you can pay cash and avoid monthly […]


Car Rebates – Just the Facts

Car companies such as Ford, General Motors, Nissan and others frequently offer rebates as a way to attract customers to their vehicles. These rebates come in the form of limited-time promotional incentives that can appear, disappear, or change from month to month. Some car companies use rebates, others do not. For example, you never see […]


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 […]


Why Are Leases Better?

Why are special lease deals offered by car companies better than any other type of incentives? It’s true that lease payments are always less than loan payments for the same car, same term, and same down payment — even with a 0% APR loan. But that doesn’t necessarily make leasing a better deal. And it […]


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 […]


New Tool for Best Car Deals

Would you like to know what other people are paying for the same new car you want? Want to make sure you get the best car deal you can get without overpaying? How many times have you bought a car and, after all the haggling and price juggling, wondered later if you actually got a […]


Buy New Car – or Used Car? Which is Better?

It’s an age-old question: Should I buy a brand new car, or buy a previously owned used car? Which is best? Which is smarter? If this question were being answered just a few years ago, it would be an easy answer: Buy a good used car. You would get more for your money. You avoided the high […]