Bargain hunters are getting both good and bad news as they head into the market during February. The good news is that there are some spectacular deals on remaining 2010 models. The bad news is that automakers are a bit stingier with their incentives on their 2011s.
Great February Deals
You´ll find some of the best deals on 2010 Hondas. The Japanese manufacturer is offering low interest rates across the board: 0.9% over five years for the Civic Coupe, the Civic Hybrid, the Accord sedan, and the CR-V. The Honda Element is one of the few exceptions, but its special finance rate is just a point higher, 1.9%. For its part, GM is offering $2,000 or $3,000 in rebates on a range of 2010s and even some 2011s. For example, you can get a $3,000 rebate on a 2010 Chevy Tahoe, and $2,000 on the 2011 version. Similarly, Volkswagen has put a 1.9%, five-year financing deal on its 2011 Tiguan, and 0% deal on the 2010 model. Automakers like to start the year optimistically, hoping that they won´t need to discount vehicle prices as much as they have in the past. In recent years, the soft car market has often dashed those hopes, however, and massive rebates have reappeared on some vehicles later in the model year. That may not happen to the same degree this year: The prospects for the domestic, Asian and European automakers are improving, in the USmarket at least. So they might not be as inclined to discount as much as they have in the past.
Select The Vehicles Below And View The Incentive:
Compact Cars Midsize Cars Crossovers Stylish Pickups Fullsize Pickups
Honda Civic Toyota Camry Honda CR-V Honda Ridgeline Chevrolet Silverado
Mitsubishi Lancer Ford Fusion Mitsubishi Outlander Chevrolet Avalanche Nissan Titan
Chevrolet Cruze Nissan Altima Acura RDX Nissan Titan PRO-4X Ford F-150
Ford Focus Chrysler 200 Ford Escape Dodge Dakota Big Horn/Lonestar Toyota Tundra
Editor´s Pick: 2011 Ford Focus
The Ford Focus is a nameplate that has survived brutal competition and the latest episode in the long-standing rivalry between GM and Ford. Its Chevy counterpart, the Cobalt, is heading off into the sunset, taking its massive $3,000 rebates with it. Consumers won´t see its replacement, the Chevy Cruze, featuring that kind of largesse for some time. Since the Focus is getting a complete revitalization for 2012, there are money-saving opportunities for buyers on the model this year. Aside from big rebates, dealers may offer bargains or throw in a few extras to keep the current version rolling off their lots. While some buyers are drawn to the latest, greatest technology in a 2012 model, others may think about their wallets first. The massive rebate on the 2011 Focus will reduce its base price from more than $16,000 to less than $14,000. You´ll also save at the pump: The Focus gets a maximum of 35 mpg on the highway from its 140 hp, 2.0-liter engine. And, as an option, you can get Ford´s multi-faceted SYNC system to mobilize your personal technology.