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2013 Holiday Car Promotions Presented by Scott Martin

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In our third annual list of auto manufacturer’s Holiday Promotions, the main thing you’ll notice is how unimaginative the car companies are… 90% used the same slogans as in 2012. Prior to last December, car sales and the general economy were still fairly slow, but with the increase in overall economic momentum, the manufacturer’s feel comfortable enough to offer better rates, discounts and promotions than ever before. U.S. sales are expected to reach 15.6 million this year, compared to just 10.4 million in 2009. Normally, you can get 5 to 6 percent off the sticker price when dealing, but that could rise to 8 or 10 percent this month. If you were considering financing or leasing a new vehicle, now until the beginning of the new year is definitely the time to do so. You probably won’t see such generous promotions until the summer months.

If you are looking for an inexpensive lease, there are some real bargains out there including $99 dollar per month leases on the Scion iQ and Smart Pure Coupe with $2919 and $1393 due at signing, respectively. The Nissan Versa Note is a little more at $139 per month with $1999 to start, and the base models of Chevy Cruze and Honda Fit can be had for $149 per month with $1999 due at signing. Even the electric Nissan Leaf has a special lease for $199 per month for 36 months with $2,000 down. Prices do not include taxes, fees plus license and registration costs.

“Sign & Drive” programs can be found at Ford, Honda, Chevrolet and VW (Sign Then Drive) dealerships. They basically consist of 0 Down, 0 First Payment, 0 Security Deposit and 0 due at signing.

Click on the links below for additional program information:

Acura Season of Reason Sales Event Ends 1/6/2014
The Season of Audi Event Ends 1/6/2014
BMW Happier New Year Event Ends 1/2/2014
The Buick Holiday Event Ends 1/2/2014
Cadillac Season's Best Event Ends 1/2/2014
Chevy's Giving More Ends 1/2/2014
Chrysler: Imported From Detroit Ends 1/2/2014
Dodge: Big Finish 2013 Ends 1/6/2014
Ford: The Dream Big Sales Event Ends 1/2/2014
The GMC Holiday Event Ends 1/2/2014
Happy Honda Days Sales Event Ends 1/6/2014
Hyundai Holidays Sales Event Ends 1/2/2014
Infinity The Ltd Engagement Winter Event Ends 1/2/2014
Jaguar Unwrap a Jag Sales Event Ends 1/2/2014
Jeep Big Finish 2013 Ends1/2/2014
Kia Holiday Sales Event Ends1/6/2014
Lexus December to Remember Ends 1/2/2014
Lincoln Wish List Sales Event Ends 1/2/2014
Mercedes Benz Winter Event Ends 12/31/2014
Nissan Season To Choose Ends 1/2/2014
Subaru Share The Love Event Ends 1/2/2014
Toyotathon Ends1/6/2014
Volvo Holiday Sales Event Ends 1/2/2014
VW Sign then Drive Event Ends 1/2/2014

The information herein is general in nature and does not constitute an offer or promise of specific discounts or pricing. For additional details, please visit the manufacturer’s web sites or your local dealership. Lease examples do not include full tax, license, fees or out-of-pocket “drive-off” expenses. Additional rebates may be available for police, fire and military personnel plus recent college graduates. Includes 2013 and 2014 model year vehicles. For additional information on the programs and availability of vehicles, contact the writer.

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