Incentives

Can You Still Get Deep Discounts on Volkswagens?

By Kelsey Mays on January 19, 2016


CARS.COM — While Volkswagen's current advertised incentives may seem modest in the wake of the automaker's diesel scandal, the discounts you could find at its dealerships could be significantly more. It's no secret that Volkswagen cranked up the incentives on… Read More

Can You Still Get Deep Discounts on Volkswagens?

By Kelsey Mays on January 19, 2016

CARS.COM — While Volkswagen's current advertised incentives may seem modest in the wake of the automaker's diesel scandal, the discounts you could find at its dealerships could be significantly more. It's no secret that Volkswagen cranked up the incentives on… Read More

New Car Deals: December 2015

By Kelsey Mays on December 14, 2015

CARS.COM — Whether it's a holiday gift, overdue upgrade or year-end splurge, a vehicle purchase in December can make financial sense. Over the past four years, new-car deals have climbed steadily from October through the end of the year, according… Read More

Understanding Factory-to-Dealer Incentives

By Cars.com Staff on August 19, 2015

Customer incentives are easy to comprehend: They involve cash-back rebates, low-interest financing offers or other perks that are offered directly to buyers. Dealer incentives don't work in the same way, but they can still lower a car's negotiated purchase price… Read More

Top 10 Best-Selling Cars: February 2015

By Aaron Bragman on March 3, 2015

It was a hard month, weather-wise, for big portions of the U.S., but that didn't stop shoppers from snapping up cars and trucks at a breakneck pace. For the second month of 2015, the top seven automakers have reported that… Read More

Zero Percent for 84 Months Hits Midwest Chrysler Dealers

By David Thomas on November 11, 2014

We reported recently on the growing trend of the seven-year car loan, but as we head into the holiday car-shopping season some dealers in the country's heartland are adding a twist to the lengthy term. Related: Seven-Year Car Loans More… Read More

Survey: Recalls Influence Car Shoppers

By Kelsey Mays on November 10, 2014

If you're weary of the nonstop recall coverage lately, we don't blame you. It's been an unprecedented year for them. Tallying recalls is a dubious task, given the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's counts a vehicle recall as anything from… Read More

Deferred Payments: Read the Fine Print

By Kelsey Mays on August 26, 2014

Until someone downs that last Labor-Day brat, Fiat Chrysler Automobile's Summer Clearance event will allow you to finance a new Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram or Fiat without car payments for the first 90 days. Chevrolet's Labor Day sale has a… Read More

Chevrolet, Ford Kick Off Labor Day Sales Early

By Kelsey Mays on August 15, 2014

It's still a couple weeks before you can fire up the barbecue and watch your alma mater get steamrolled by the Southeastern Conference, but some car dealers are kicking off Labor Day early — on the sales front, that is.… Read More

Amid Recalls, Don't Expect GM to Turn on the Deals

By Kelsey Mays on May 13, 2014

Embroiled in an ignition-switch recall that affects 2.6 million cars worldwide and 2.2 million in the U.S., GM has been making headlines for nearly three months. Does the controversy mean lost sales and better deals for car shoppers as the… Read More

GM, Ford Rev Up Deals for Black Friday

By Kelsey Mays on November 25, 2013

Big-box retailers aren't the only ones broadcasting Black Friday discounts. Automakers have thrown their, uh, pilgrim hats in the ring. GM and Ford are offering incentives for deal-hunting car shoppers that go well beyond existing programs. GM has Black Friday… Read More