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.
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 Duty, Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Ford Ranger, Jeep Gladiator, Ram 2500/3500
SUVs: Ford Explorer ST, Ford Explorer, Jeep Renegade, Maserati Levante, BMW X7, Nissan Murano, Cadillac XT4, BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz G550, Kia Telluride
Sedans: Audi A8 L, Audi A7, Honda Civic, Nissan Maxima
Hatchback: Kia Soul, Mazda3
Hybrid: Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid
Electric: Nissan Leaf
Performance: Ford Mustang Shelby GT350, Toyota Supra, Acura NSX
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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