Consumer guru Clark Howard says there are ways you can save money on your next car. He says now is the time to buy used. "Because of leasing, this year there are over four million cars coming back to dealers from two and three year leases. Those cars come back with almost all their useful life remaining, usually with twenty four, forty thousand miles on the odometer."
To get the best price you need to be prepared. Before you walk into a dealership research the vehicle you are interested in. Find out what it's selling for at other dealerships and arrange your financing with a bank or credit union.
If you're buying a new car, you may get a better deal on a sedan because trucks and SUV's are more popular. And many dealers are offering 0% financing.