Best and Worst Day To Buy a Car

Wondering when the best and worst day to buy a car is going to be? Well, TrueCar.com claims to have the answer for the rest of November and December. In its monthly TrueTrends report, which also offers information on best and worst manufacturers when it comes to customer performance among other topics, the website says the best and worst day to buy a car is largely based on when the discounts will be greatest.
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Best and Worst Day To Buy a Week Apart

TrueCar.Com says those days are only going to be eight days apart. Don't head to the dealerships on Monday, Nov. 22, because your discount is only going to be 6.14 percent off the MSRP (manufacturer suggested retail price).

So, stay at home, get the house ready for Thanksgiving, thaw the turkey, cook it, serve it, clean up, send your guests on their merry way, and head back to the dealership on Tuesday, Nov. 30. That's when the deals are going to be on the table with dealers offering, on average, 7.87 percent discounts. That's more than $1500 off a $20,000 car vs. about $1200 on Nov. 22.

By the way, TrueCar.com also has information on which cars are least flexible when it comes to negotiating price. They are:

  1. GMC Yukon XL
  2. Chevrolet Suburban
  3. Audi A3
  4. Hyundai Tucson
  5. Ford Ranger

Frankly, the Ford Ranger is a weird one to see on a least of cars you can't haggle over because it's a product Ford has discontinued. Maybe the price is so low that dealers just won't drop below that point.


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