Best Car Deals of August 2009
Deals n' Offers
The month of August saw a sudden growth in sales for sale for nearly all manufacturers. The main reason for this renewed interest shown by the American customers to buy new cars is the government’s cash for clunkers deal. One car avail up to 4,500 dollars off on a new car if he or she trades in an old car with mileage less than 18 mpg for a new and more fuel efficient one. On the top of cash for clunkers deal, the manufacturers are offering attractive deals on new cars to push the sales. For instance, Jeep, Dodge and Chrysler offer an additional 4,500 dollars rebate over the CARS incentive. Some of the best deals on each segment on cars are given below.
Small cars- Hyundai Elantra
The Elantra base model is for sale 14,120 dollars, which is a small car money. The car offers the space and equipments that a normal mid size saloon offers. The low cost makes the car an attractive deal. To make the deal sweeter, Hyundai has announced a cash rebate of 2,000 dollars and cash back offer that pays the customer back the difference in fuel price beyond $1.49 per gallon for the first year of owner ship of the car. The Elantra is eligible for the 4,500 dollars rebate under the CARS package as it offers more than 22 mpg.
Midsize Cars- BMW 335D
The BMW 3 series is the benchmark in sports saloons. The crisp driving experience in the lap of luxury is hard to match. The 335 diesel is one of the most efficient diesel engines available on the market, yet, it has been a slow seller. BMW has now resorted to offering an ‘eco credit’ of 4,500 dollars on the 335D. Add it to the 900 dollars tax benefits that the government provides for the efficient cars and 4500 dollars rebate from the CARS, the MSRP goes down by a whopping 10,500 dollars, making it an irresistible deal.
Large Cars- Ford Taurus
Ford Taurus certainly is all that a family needs. It is a large saloon with lots of space to accommodate five in comfort. The car was rated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety as an immensely safe car. Ford now offers 0% APR financing for up to 60 months or a cash back offer of up to 3,500 dollars. The offer is available only on the 2009 model. Expect a good deal by negotiating as the dealers are anxious to empty the piled up stock of 2009 models.
Compact SUV- Ford Explorer
The Ford Explorer is one of the fastest-selling cars under the cash for clunkers scheme. Ford offers 0% APR financing for up to 60 months or a cash back offer of up to 2,500 dollars for the Explorer. The Explorer is one of the safest SUVs available of the market. The explorer has fuel efficiency greater than 18 mpg, which makes it eligible for cash for clunkers scheme.
Midsize SUV – Volkswagen Touareg TDI
The Touareg TDI offers the best-possible blend of diesel economy and torque with the convenience of a mid-size SUV. Despite being an SUV,the Touareg handles and rides well. The Volkswagen is pretty famous for its high quality interiors. The Touareg does well off road as well and is eligible for cash for clunkers scheme. Volkswagen offers 0% APR financing for up to 60 months for the Touareg.
Large SUV- Mazda CX-9
The CX-9 is a extremely comfortable SUV that can seat seven in comfort and carry ample amount luxury. It is easy to drive and even feels surprisingly sporty. Now Mazda has made the car even more desirable by offering cash back of 1.500 dollars and 0% APR financing for 36 months. The two-wheel drive CX-9 is even eligible for cash for clunkers scheme.
Pickups- Dodge Ram
The Dodge Ram is one of the smoothest and most refined pick up trucks in the market today. Dodge offers 5,000 dollars cash back offer or 0% APR financing for 60 months. With a rated mileage above 15 mpg, it evens qualify for a 2,000 dollars rebate using CARS.