With 2011 car models now infiltrating and in some instances already saturating the market, now is a good time for a bargain on a new 2010 vehicle. Hybrids to pick-up trucks, Ford to Mitsubishi, there are at least 10 good buys on the markets, according to the web site, TheStreet.com.Dealer incentives, low interest rates and discounted sticker prices to move last year’s models are three of primary reasons substantial discounts. And in some cases, unpopular models are available for even deeper discounts.
The web site TheStreet.com has a comprehensive list of 10 vehicles, all 2010 models, it believes are great bargains.
The list begins surprisingly with the Ford F-150 pick-up truck, for years among the top-selling vehicles in the United States.
Here’s the description of the Ford F-150
Price after incentives: $18,039
Like the Sierra, the F-150 doesn’t need a whole lot of incentives to move, but a 22 percent discount helps dealers clear lot space in a hurry. Last month alone, Ford sold more than 47,000 of its F-series pickups, a 40 percent increase from the year before.
“With the F150 and similar vehicles like the GMC Sierra 1500, it’s a very competitive market, and automakers actually built a bit of incentive and discounting into the sticker price,” said Jesse Toprak, an analyst for TruCar.co.
“Also, there has been some weakness in the large truck sector due to weakness in the economy and the fact that these vehicles are tied directly into construction and small businesses.”
Here’s the full list, in alphabetical order, of 10 cars from 2010 worth buying now.
BMW 3 Series
GMC Sierra 1500
Nissan Altima Hybrid
To read the complete article, visit: 2010 Cars To Buy Now
Article Last Updated: October 12, 2010.
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