In the blink of an eye, another month has gone around, and it’s time once again for auto reporting firm TrueCar’s monthly survey of best car deals. For September, as for previous months, TrueCar has put together a list of five vehicles that provide some of the best up front cash deals for the average customer, as well as five more vehicles that have attractive financing offers, many of them expiring early in October. There’s also a list of five good leasing deals for those who prefer to make monthly payments on a rented vehicle.
Front and center in TrueCar’s report on bargain price models is the 2011 Nissan Titan, a truck with a competitive price tag at around $28,000. According to TrueCar, the average transaction price for this truck is actually around $22,000, for about a 20% discount from MSRP. Next is the 2011 Volvo S80, which TrueCar estimates to provide an average of around 16% off of its $38,000 price tag. Another best-selling vehicle, the 2011 Chevrolet Malibu, apparently sells on average for just under $20,000, off about 16% from its list price. The 2011 Chrysler 220 and 2011 Ford Expedition round out the list of vehicles selling below retail, with about 14% each off of MSRP.
As for financing, TrueCar suggests customers can get 0% for up to 60 months on the 2011 Buick Enclave, as well as some 2011 Toyota Camry trims. The 2011 Ford Fusion is offering a similar deal on some models of its innovative new sedan. For a 2012 model at the same attractive financing rates, TrueCar names the 2012 Hyundai Elantra as another vehicle on the market for 0% on 60 month loans. This deal, which expires on the last day of September, showcases a car that has been climbing the charts based on value for cost, modern features, and last but not least, its elegant, attractive style.
TrueCar is also saying customers can get good lease deals on the 2012 Audi Q5 2.0 T, as well as the 2012 Infiniti M37. Another specialty car offering competitive leasing prices is the 2012 Jaguar XF. For those willing to pay around $650 per month with about $4000 up front, this can be one of the best deals for getting behind the wheel of one of these specialty cars. TrueCar also cites the 2012 Volkswagen Passat as a good financing deal. Here, the payments are much lower, with $219 per month and $2000 due at signing.
Take advantage of the complex cost estimates provided by firms like TrueCar to figure out where you stand when you visit a local dealer’s lot. These companies use actual data from dealers all around the country, and when it’s time to upgrade your set of wheels, you’ll benefit from knowing just what they’ve found out about the current auto market.