A major firm providing auto market information to consumers is zeroing in on news of the best possible bargains and offering an exact date that shows the most promise for new car buyers: according to TrueCar, a major source of up to date trends in the North American auto market, September 3 is the best day of this month to pick up a new car or truck. For customers heading to lots on Saturday, TrueCar lays out specific lists of makes and models that will be likely to get buyers the best deep discounts below MSRP.
As part of the report, sent out on August 31, TrueCar includes lists of outright cash bargains as well as financing and leasing opportunities. For cash purchases, TrueCar recommends a list of outgoing 2011 vehicles as the newer 2012 vehicles start to appear on local dealer’s lots. First is the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado: TrueCar cites an average transaction price of about $17,500 for this vehicle. With an MSRP of over $29,000, that comes to a discount of over 20%. Next is the 2011 Nissan Altima hybrid model: while this new-tech Altima retails for a pricey $26,775, TrueCar suggests customers can perhaps pick up this car for about $22,000. Lesser but still attractive deals may be available on cars like the 2011 Volvo S80 and the 2011 Chrysler 200, as well as the 2011 Kia Sedona minivan, according to numbers from the auto analyst firm.
When it comes to financing, TrueCar is profiling a mix of offers for 2011 and 2012 models, starting with the 2012 Audi A7, with a manufacturer’s deal involving 2.9% financing for up to 60 months. TrueCar also reports the same deal for the 2012 Honda Civic. Both of these expire on the sixth of September, which is part of what makes Saturday, the third, such an appealing day to visit lots. TrueCar also includes special financing offers on some models of the 2011 Toyota Camry, 2011 Jaguar, and 2011 Cadillac DTS.
If you’re planning to invest in a new vehicle in the near future, take some time to research the above deals and take a look at what’s available in your local area on Labor Day weekend. You could take advantage of some last minute summer deals that leave more money in your hands.