When is the best time to buy new car... end Quarter 28,29 or 30th or end year?
As most most dealer are under end quarter pressure.
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I agree. I think dealers are under pressure year 'round to make sales targets. The one time it is advantageous to wait is during model clear out events, more so if the it's an unpopular make. right now there are incentives on the previous gen Altimas and Accords now that the models have been released, for example. A good time for a budget conscious consumer to pick those up.
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Which Dealer did you buy from?gibguitar wrote: ↑Sep 29th, 2012 12:36 pmRight now.
By the way, the "buy used" mentality is no longer relevant. Buy a car that's 2 or 3 years old and save a few grand. It's just not worth it. You're better of getting it new, have peace of mind, warranty, no previous problems, etc. You don't know how the previous owner drove the car or what they did to it. Save yourself the frustration and headaches of buying a used car and just finance a new one. Buying a car is never a frugal or smart purchase in the first place. So, the people kidding themselves thinking they're smart for buying used, the cost to own that car will always be more than what you paid to purchase it.
When I was looking at buying a new Lancer, I first checked Autotrader for used cars. The MSRP on Mitsubishi's website for a new Lancer was only 2-3 grand more than some of the used listings I was seeing for 2010 or 2009 Lancers. So you know what I did? I went to Mitsubishi a few weeks ago and haggled for 3 hours and got the car new (2012) and cheaper than the used listings on Autotrader.
Oh, and when you buy new from a dealership, just say no to all the extended warranties, rust-proofing and all the other extra crap they try to sell to milk more money from you. Question all the fees in the breakdown when they show you how much you pay for freight and a bunch of other stuff. A lot of that stuff is not mandatory like wheel locks and security engravings.