‘Tis the season to spend, but if you have a new car in mind and you’re expecting your cash to carry you as far as it has in recent holiday seasons, the outlook isn’t looking so jolly. With new-car sales down slightly year-over-year, per Automotive News, and sales for 2018 more or less leveled out at just a 0.4 percent increase, automakers have been tightening incentives and trimming deals in an effort to wring out some extra profit.
The good news? There’s also extra incentive for those automakers to wrap up their years on a high note, and December has traditionally been a fertile month for consumers looking to exploit a year-end bargain. Where should you start? See below for more.