Want a Deal? Buy Today or New Year’s Eve

Lexus December to Remember

You don’t even need to wake up early to get some of the best Black Friday deals on the market. You won’t find them at Target, Walmart or even at Best Buy, but instead at your local car dealer.

We are entering the time of year when car deals, on both new and used vehicles, are at their best.

So instead of getting up at 3 am, sleep in until 10 and visit a few dealers if you’re even thinking there might be a new car in your future.

Here’s the scoop on what’s out there this year.

Forbes said,

Still, the figures showed the five highest days of the year for auto discounts were all Thanksgiving weekend or later.

End-of-year sales on luxury brands like Mercedes-BenzBMW and Lexus have made December the peak sales month for luxury cars the last several years. As usual, Lexus launched its December to Remember big-red-bow promotion well before Dec. 1.

Other carmakers with Black Friday deals are Audi, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, FIAT, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Maserati, Nissan, Ram and Subaru. Basically, if you’re looking for a car, there’s a dealer out there who wants to make you the best offer of the year.

Since so many of the new cars that find homes in December are leased, December is also a prime time to buy used cars coming off lease. Check the CarGurus used listings before heading out, and download our mobile app to check prices and find deals while shopping.

One piece of advice as you embark on the most festive car-buying season of the year: There’s always another car and another deal. You’ve got a full month of shopping ahead of you, so take your time and compare deals at competing dealers. Just make sure if you’re going to do it, you take your new car home before the dawn of 2015.

Will you buy a new or used car before the year ends?

-tgriffith

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1 Comment

  1. I HAVE SOME ADVISE FOR WOULD BE END OF THE YEAR CLOSE OUT BUYERS. First you don’t have to assign the factory buyer incentives to the Dealer. You can insist that they be sent to you by mail from the factory. All dealers I visited told me I had to assign rebates to them. My dealer figured a $200 profit for him from my rebates. When I insisted the rebates be sent to me by mail my dealer subtracted them from his offer and I was getting very little discount from the Dealer. In some cases their offers were above the MSRP by as much as $2000. Needless to say after I crunched the numbers I refused to buy. A left over new car is a year old by Dec and it is worth less due to deprecation for age even if there is no miles on it. I realized that all dealers are not helping the buyer, but are only improving their profits. I could not get a fair deal from any dealer in 2014 so I will wait and try again after Jan. Buyers be ware: All car dealers tell you just about any thing to get you to buy and they are only interested in profits. When I try again in 2015 I will have all the facts and figures sorted out. I might even insist on dealing with the owner and not his sales force just to have some fun.

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