Is a Holiday a Good Time to Buy a Car in Scottsdale?
Whether you are shopping for a new or used car, November and December are the best months to purchase a car in Scottsdale. If you choose to purchase a used car, always have it checked out by a Scottsdale mechanic. A Carfax report is also useful although not foolproof. These reports can show if a particular vehicle has been involved in an accident, but the information comes from insurance claims, so a vehicle may still have been in an accident and simply repaired at the owner’s expense without involving insurance. A Scottsdale mechanic can usually see signs of collision repair such as overspray, or paint that doesn’t quite match perfectly.
There are several reasons that you can find great car deals during the holiday season. This is often a slow season for car sales as people are busy preparing for Thanksgiving and then it immediately moves into the Christmas season when they are likely to be busier than usual and possibly short on cash. The fact that almost everyone can use some extra cash this time of year is helpful to the buyer because salespeople at car lots will be anxious to make a sale in order to increase their own Christmas funds.
Thanksgiving week and the week between Christmas and New Year’s fall at the end of the month when salespeople have monthly quotas to meet. Furthermore, leftover 2014 models will be deeply discounted as dealerships hope to sell them before the New Year to make way for the 2015 models.
One more reason this is a good time of year to buy a car in Scottsdale is that although there has been a lot of hype regarding new car sales they really haven’t completely recovered from the crash of 2008 that left dealerships overstocked. Therefore great discounts and incentives are already being offered and the slowdown in sales over the holidays will only bring deeper discounts and better deals.
This all adds up to create a buyers’ market for cars. During the week between Christmas and New Year’s both car manufacturers and dealerships will all be attempting to reach their end of the month quota, their quarterly quota and their end of the year sales target. In fact you are most likely to get the very best possible deal on the very last day of the year. You will most likely be offered some great sales incentives. End of the year car prices are the lowest you are likely to see for the next 12 months.
It’s a good idea to do your research ahead of time rather than to buy impulsively. You can research everything from reliability to expected miles per gallon and can also obtain price quotes online. It’s best to know what you want to purchase and what you are willing to pay for it before you ever leave home.
Published By Fred McCurdy
Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive
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Tempe, AZ 85281
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