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Want to Buy a Car After the Fourth of July 2019? Check This Out

We’ve said it already, but car sales on the Fourth of July don’t exactly conjure fireworks in the minds of dealers — typically, in fact, Independence Day is one of the lowest sales holidays of the year. There are a few reasons for that, but the residual effects of expiring incentives from the end of June means that this first weekend in July probably won’t offer a whole lot in terms of rebates or other offers, either. That means that in order to get a good deal, you’re going to have to do some legwork of your own.

That’s what this page is for. Check out the links below for new cars on dealer lots to investigate as well as ways to make the most of your car-buying experience.

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What car should I buy? That depends on a lot of factors, and our reviews can help. Check out our recent additions:

Pickup trucks: Ford F-250 Super DutyChevrolet Silverado 2500/3500Chevrolet Silverado 1500Ford RangerJeep GladiatorRam 2500/3500
SUVs: Ford Explorer STFord ExplorerJeep RenegadeMaserati LevanteBMW X7Nissan MuranoCadillac XT4BMW X5Mercedes-Benz G550Kia Telluride
Sedans: Audi A8 LAudi A7Honda CivicNissan Maxima
Hatchback: Kia SoulMazda3
Hybrid: Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid
Electric: Nissan Leaf
Performance:
 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350Toyota SupraAcura NSX

Should I buy new or used? Read up on the pros and cons of each. If you go used, review our used-car buyers’ checklist and consider whether you want a certified pre-owned car.

How much can I afford? Read our primer. Then use our Price Comparison Tool while you shop to find what’s right for you.

Should I finance, lease or pay cash? That depends, but this might help you decide. How do I get the best lease rate? Bone up on common lease terminology, plus our tips.

How do I get the best financing rate? Our game plan lays out some advice. While you’re at it, here’s what you need to know about auto loans and what you’ll need to get one.

Anything I shouldn’t do when I’m at the dealer? Yep. Avoid these pitfalls.

Should I get an extended warranty? That depends. Here’s what you need to know.

How do I sell or trade in my old car? Learn how to prep your car before you sell it to a dealer, how to trade it in and how to deal with taxes and other considerations. If you still owe money on your old car, read this. Finally, if you want to sell it private party, here’s how to create the picture-perfect ad and how to seal the deal.

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