Best time to buy car?

Workday ghiib
Jun 23 36 Comments

Is July 4th weekend same the best time to buy car? Is there special discounts (by manufacturer?) During that time.Or it doesn't matter when? I heard end of the month is good.

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  • Facebook / Eng
    deepanalys

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    When your current car stops working and can't be repaired.
    Jun 23 6
    • Google / Eng modi_56
      Come on you're FB.. spend some money.
      Jun 23
    • Workday ghiib
      OP
      Thats my preference. Spouse disagrees
      Jun 23
    • Microsoft / Eng UST Ghost
      Teach your spouse a lesson and buy a civic 3 years older than current car.
      Jun 24
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      Haha. She might get a younger bf.
      Jun 24
    • Microsoft / Eng UST Ghost
      Win win then, divorce a gold digger and make a sensible purchase
      Jun 24
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      hugehead

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      What if the younger bf is rich? He might buy you an expensive car.
      Jun 25
  • New LLJ
    Get a tesla model 3
    Jun 23 3
    • Workday ghiib
      OP
      Why? I should just get a camry then. I am not willing to spend on car.
      Jun 24
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      How about a skateboard?
      Jun 26
    • New LLJ
      I have a Camry, getting gas is annoying!
      Jun 28
  • Salesforce Salesforc
    You can wait until end of June, or buy around November. Should be able to get heavy discounts.

    However, if you are buying a Tesla, get that delivery before June 30 to get $3700 in federal tax rebate. Dm me for a referral.
    Jun 23 2
    • New LLJ
      What model do you have?
      Jun 23
    • Salesforce Salesforc
      The cheapest one. Low TC.
      Jun 23
  • Gilt / Eng tc 🤔
    End of quarter is what I heard. Because they have to meet their quota.
    Jun 23 1
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      That’s correct. End of month and then end of quarter. Source: former car salesman works with me.
      Jun 23
  • Boeing jtKc55
    buy a car not a deal, also like someone said read r/askcarsales
    Jun 24 0
  • Pandora Baboons
    End of week, month, year, all special sales on holidays is nothing but bs. You can't time when exactly they'll have to meet their quota, what internal incentives they have and etc. Read through askcarsales subreddit for more insight.

    Most of them can give you same deal today as on 4th of July sale. So don't wait for that special time and get the car whenever you need to.
    Jun 23 2
    • Workday ghiib
      OP
      Need to haggle price down?
      Jun 23
    • Pandora Baboons
      Yes. Also try Trucar, Costco Auto and no haggle dealerships to give you a sense on pricing. Sometimes these services come down close to what you can haggle to.
      Jun 23
  • What type of car are you considering?
    At this point anything other than all electric will be obsolete in 5 years and be on an accelerated depreciation curve.
    Jun 23 2
    • Workday ghiib
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      What about hybrid?
      Jun 23
    • Microsoft / Eng UST Ghost
      🤣 I hope so, so I can buy a decent ICE car for cheap, and not have to drive a shitty ev
      Jun 24
  • eBay / Product blitzer
    More incentives for Electric.
    Jun 23 0
  • Autodesk qeyepy
    It depends on the car brand, inventory level, and current incentive. Usually, you would get good discount in end of summer before the next year model becomes available.
    Jun 25 3
    • Workday ghiib
      OP
      Which month is end of summer?
      Jun 25
    • Autodesk qeyepy
      The new models usually arrive at dealers' lot around September. So, July and August should be good time for shopping last year models. But, it still depends on models and brands. Some automakers give "kickback" (discount) to a dealer if it helps move new inventory a few months after taking the delivery. If the cars stay on the lot too long, the kickback might expire. I think you should be able to find good deals starting now. Also, there is some sort of recession sentiment going on. The dealers should be willing to negotiate. Nobody wants to hold a large inventory without buyers.
      Jun 26
    • Autodesk qeyepy
      Another way to look at it is that the margin for new cars is relatively low. The pricing is pretty transparent. You won't get a bad deal unless you are going after hot selling cars. Even Tesla lowers the price now.
      Don't buy extended warranty, anti-rust treatment, or any dealer add-on service. They are not worth it.
      Jun 26
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    23rd Nov, 2031
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    Truecar has gone downhill ever since the national dealer association went after them several years ago, and now it has become similar to other referral services where you will get spammed by dealers on deals they don’t want to give you over writing or email.

    You might as well contact dealers directly and literally tell them the configuration of the car you want and tell them give you a quote and compare.

    As others have said, end of month and end of quarters are the best time to get the best deal
    Jun 24 0
  • For new cars: End of the year is the best time. Dealerships are trying to get rid of inventory to make room for the new years’ models.

    Also regarding the quota comment: Not necessarily true.

    Certain manufacturers offer kickbacks to dealerships if they can meet a monthly (or quarterly) quota of a certain type of car sold. But the public won’t know exactly on what date that incentive ends. That’s why dealers will randomly offer crazy good discounts — because they’re in a rush to meet that quota before it expires.

    These are called dealer incentives and only dealerships know about them (not public knowledge). Lots of different types of them, actually. If you have any friends who work at dealerships, they’d know.
    Jun 23 0
  • Microsoft newyorkhky
    Early January. You can negotiate much better against low buyer turnout and high inventory.
    Jun 23 0
  • Workday ghiib
    OP
    March, june, sept and december?
    Jun 23 0
  • Mentor Graphics byKu66
    Month of August. Btw, use Truecar to find best price. If you’re in SoCal try dealerships in Riverside county.
    Jun 23 1
    • Autodesk qeyepy
      Carsdirect.com is also a good reference.
      Jun 26
  • Oath Atinlay2
    July 4th sales.
    Jun 23 0