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When is the Best Time To Buy A Car?

Mar 14, 2014 - 10:52 AM - by AutoGuide.com

“The waiting game” is the least exciting way to pass the time, but if you’re looking to get a good deal on a new car, then you’re going to have to be patient.

Many people don’t realize that carefully choosing when to buy your car can save you quite a bit of money. Well timed car purchases could save you thousands of dollars, if you play it just right. Here are a few tips to help you net that car you want – all while saving some precious money.

The Numbers Games
Dealerships and automakers award successful sales staff with money or perks for moving a certain number of vehicles during a given time period.

Steve Emery a consultant from the National Automobile Dealers Association explains that incentives can come from the automaker or within the dealership. Those issued by the automaker, are usually annually or quarterly, although monthly sales goals aren’t uncommon either. Then each dealership has their own incentive program for their sales managers and sales staff. “They’re like contests and can take place over a month,” he says. “The incentives for the sales staff works in a stepped manner- if you sell 10 cars you get a $500 dollar bonus all the way up
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Geneva Motor Show Preview

Feb 28, 2014 - 1:19 PM - by AutoGuide.com
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Keep your eye on the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, where we'll see plenty of exotics including the McLaren 650S and Koenigsegg One:1. Also expect to see other new cars like the Lexus NX, Audi TT, BMW X4 and the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider. Coverage starts on March 4, so be sure to stop by.

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Top 10 Car Buying Tips

Feb 03, 2014 - 11:21 AM - by AutoGuide.com
Getting a new car doesn't have to be a lengthy or frustrating process just because there are a few overlooked steps that can get in the way.

If you're prepared, you can quickly get through the buying process without a headache and without feeling swindled.

Here's a quick check-list of some of the most important things to do before you walk into a dealership.

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