there's nothing like a holiday weekend with an extra day off to get you thinking about all the things you've been putting off. if you're staring down this martin luther king jr. day weekend with the idea of buying a new car in mind, we're here to help with a short list of resources you can use to maximize the deal you'll get once you hit the lots. check out our links below for more on cars that have recently gone on sale, as well as tips and tricks for getting the best bargain even in the dead of january.
- pickup trucks: ram 1500, gmc sierra 1500, ford f-150 raptor
- suvs: hyundai santa fe, tesla model x, cadillac xt4, used engine -you-want-1420708471915/">lincoln nautilus
- sedans: volvo s60, kia forte, volkswagen jetta, genesis g70, nissan altima
- hybrids: honda clarity plug-in hybrid
- wagons: volvo v60, mercedes-amg e63
- performance: mclaren 570s spider
which cars have the best deals right now? check out our top deals for january. as always, your discounts may vary, so see your dealer for specifics.
should i buy new or used? read up on the pros and cons of each. if you go used, review our used-car buyers' checklist and consider whether you want a certified pre-owned car.
how much can i afford? read our primer. then use our price comparison tool while you shop to find what's right for you.
should i finance, lease or pay cash? that depends, but this might help you decide. how do i get the best lease rate? bone up on common lease terminology, plus our tips.
how do i get the best financing rate? our game plan lays out some advice. while you're at it, here's what you need to know about auto loans and what you'll need to get one.
anything i shouldn't do when i'm at the dealer? yep. avoid these pitfalls.
should i get an extended warranty? that depends. here's what you need to know.
how do i sell or trade in my old car? learn how to prep your car before you sell it to a dealer, how to trade it in and how to deal with taxes and other considerations. if you still owe money on your old car, read this. finally, if you want to sell it private party, here's how to create the picture-perfect ad and how to seal the deal.
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