Sure as the buds will spring, May also heralds the arrival of summer car-shopping season. When it comes to wheelin’ and dealin’ for new wheels, automakers and dealers alike use the Memorial Day weekend as a traditional kickoff for the year’s most welcoming months to spend time on the lots. If you think this month is a lovely time to update your garage, you’re not the only one.
That said, if you’re looking for discounts, major incentives may be hard to come by. Despite Automotive News reporting a 2.3 percent decline year-over-year on overall new-car sales in April, it’s interesting to note that J.D. Power reported incentive spending also declined $300, or 8.1 percent, over the previous 12 months. That’s despite overall new-vehicle prices climbing nearly 4 percent.
As ever, where you save depends as much on what you buy. Care to shortcut your way to a few of the more appealing options? You’re in the right place. Read on for more.