The first automobile, for better or worse, to carry its own hashtag as a nameplate, #PinkBeetle was released this month to car dealers in the USA. This is a limited production model offered by VW. Since May there have been many articles online stating buyers should get on the wait list if they intend to purchase one of these. On October 2nd dealers started receiving them and VW stated there are less than 1,000 being produced. With 651 VW dealerships in the US some dealers may get 1 or 2 while others get none. On October 3rd I was hired for a DIY Dealer Report to educate a customer on the right price they should pay after they had left a deposit paying full MSRP. After receiving my report she was able to negotiate a discount of $1,330. Not such a bad return on a $97 investment – right? Over 1400%!
Moral of the story… With any major purchase it pays to be “Informed and Prepared.” Don’t “Close” a deal on a new car without my DIY Dealer Report! You’ll be happy this tool is available.
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Andrew’s Recommendations for October
Tommy and I have been friends since elementary school and grew up a few blocks away from each other. We have been working together for almost 3 years and throughout many laughs and lunches we always get the best deals for our customers. We are both die hard car guys always looking for the next best deal on the cars we drive ourselves!
Here are my recommended picks for October based on monthly incentives:
Acura – All models right now have aggressive programs whether you’re leasing or purchasing as they are trying to hit a yearly objective by offering great incentives. *Acura currently has a 3 month pull ahead program for anyone coming out of an Acura and considering a new one. This is something you should consider if you’re close to or over your mileage allowed. You could possibly get into a new model for the same or less money than you’re paying now.
Audi – A3, A4, A8, Q5 and Q7 all have great incentives for October. Any other Audi Models I would probably hold off on until November. * Audi currently has a 4 month pull ahead program for any one coming out of an Audi and considering a new one. This is something you should consider if you’re close to or over your mileage allowed. You could possibly get into a new model for the same or less money than you’re paying now.
BMW – Most of the models have great deals right now as they are trying to obtain their yearly objective. *BMW is currently running a 3 month pull ahead program for BMW customers looking to get into a new car but their current lease has to expire before 12/31/16 to qualify. BMW loyalty also plays a big factor with incentives.
Cadillac – The ATS, CT6, XT5 and Escalade are all offering aggressive leases. Most of these models are offering better incentives for customers coming out of a different brand rather than those driving a current GM model.
Chevy – If you’re considering a Tahoe or Suburban this is a great time! Very aggressive lease and purchase program. Most of these models are offering better incentives for customers coming out of a different brand rather than those driving a current GM model.
Chrysler – The Pacifica is a recommend pick and currently has exceptional lease programs.
Dodge/Ram – The Durango and the Ram 1500 both have aggressive lease programs. If you’re looking for a 2016 model and are a returning Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge lessee incentives are even better. Move very quickly as the 2016 inventory is dwindling down….
GMC – The Acadia Limited and the new Acadia Denali both have aggressive offers as well as the Terrain. Also the Sierra pickup has aggressive lease deals if you’re considering the “Crew Cab” as opposed to the “Regular or Double Cab.
Honda – The Accord and Civic both have aggressive programs whether you buy or lease.
Infiniti –The Q50, Q60 and Q80 are all very aggressive offers for a lease
Jeep – The Grand Cherokee and Wrangler Unlimited are recommended leases. The have great resale value and great lease programs.
Lexus – Almost all models – very aggressive lease programs – they are also trying to hit a yearly objective.
Mercedes – The C, E and S Class sedans along with the GLA and GLE (not coupe) all have very aggressive lease programs as they are also trying to hit a yearly objective. *Mercedes currently has a 3-5 month pull ahead program for anyone coming out of a Mercedes and considering a new one. This is something you should consider if you’re close to or over your mileage allowed. You could possibly get into a new model for the same or less money than you’re paying now.
Mini – Most models have aggressive programs. I would recommend a factory order to lock in current incentives, and if their programs get better when the car comes in, you then get the better incentives. You have nothing to lose!
Toyota – The Highlander probably has the best lease programs this month since its redesign 2 years ago. The Camry and Sienna are both very good as well.
VW – The Jetta and Passat have been running excellent leases for the last 2 months and they continue into October. It would be my recommended pick over a Honda, Toyota or Nissan.
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