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.
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-Benz, BMW 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?