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What time of the year is the best time to buy a new car?

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  • When 'that' particular vehicle holds the least real value to the consumer vis a vis cost to the manufacturer. -pay attention projected yearly gas prices -look around you for mode-income (not average but the amount of income made most often in that area at that time of year). A lot of oilfield money means people can afford the sticker price on that SUV -think of the utility of the vehicle vs your 'attention' to it which salespeople pick up on: not many people are thinking in investing in a convertible on the cold drive to work. But on the other hand seeing one all toasty warm and shiny through the showroom glass flips a lot of psychological switches. Moreover, they are not only 'looking' but also 'expecting' a great deal. And thus are potential buyers or your 'competition' for that single car. -pay attention to the time of year that the new models come out: manufacturers have huge investments in specific lines of cars which must be cleared of their own accounting books. A certain bulk of money must be achieved within a frame otherwise cutting into future profits. Bad sales for example, effects investor confidence and thus projected economic growth. AS well, cars sitting on a lot is like money sitting in your pocket, -losing value. And finally, the new line needs access to the market. For example, if in 2005, Chevy consumers have 2 billion dollars in disposable income that could potentially go to buying Chevy's, GM would rather have that money directed to the 2005 Chevy. This means that if the bulk of 2004's haven't been sold, GM would be competing with not only Ford and Chrysler but also itself.
  • The best time in the winter because few people buy cars when it's cold. The salespersons are hungry for sales and will give you the best deal as long as you don't let their pushiness take over.
  • I agree, winter and end of the month are best.
  • You can get a good deal at the end of the month because dealers have a floor plan, which means they pay a monthly fee on each car if its still on the lot.
  • You get a better deal at the end of the year, because no one wants to buy a last year model.
  • But to be honest you can get a good deal any time you go to dealer. I used to work as a car salesman, so i know how all this works. Simple way to get a good deal is go to one dealer, get a number, go to another dealer tell him to do better but already drop a price a bit, like 15-20%. Then go to third and have them beat it. You have to show them that you are ready to buy so they spend time on you and give you a good real price.
  • The absolute best time to buy a car is at the end of December, between Christmas and New Years. Salesmen/women are usually paid "end of month" bonuses, but many also get "end of year" bonuses. That could mean 2 bonuses for the salesperson, so he/she will do whatever they can to put you in a car.
  • Buy on the last (2) weeks of the December. Who is thinking about buying a car when everyone's focus on Christmas? Trust, I did this and it worked out great. They were desperate.
  • I think there is no specific year, it depends on the market availability. Its best buy new car when its already paced out or not hot cause you can have for a cheaper price.
  • It depends on what deals are being offered and who you know. Any time is a good time if you can buy a car from a family member if they're a sales person of course.
  • If you don't have a lot for a down payment, GM's 72 hours of 0% finance charges was a great time to buy a car a couple of months ago. In late August/early September the end of year models are being cleared out, so it's also a good time to buy.
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