If You’ve Been Thinking of Buying a Car, Now’s the Right Time

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Car dealerships are happy right now, thanks to what’s looking like the biggest December ever for new car sales. Customers are happy too—because it’s arguably the best time of the year to get a deal.

As predicted, 2013 has been a huge year for auto sales. The latest data from Edmunds projects that new car sales will total 15.66 million for the year, an increase of 8% over 2012, which was itself a very strong year for dealerships and manufacturers bouncing back after years of a cautious post-recession marketplace.

All signs indicate that, in terms of new car sales, 2013 will finish strong. Edmunds’ forecast calls for 1,425,818 new cars and trucks in the U.S. to be sold in the U.S. for the month of December, a 15% increase over November and a 5% rise compared to December 2012. Citing data from J.D. Power and LMC Automotive, The Detroit Bureau reported that consumers are on pace to spend a total of $34 billion on new cars in the month, which would be an all-time high for December:

“Strong consumer demand in December is the culmination of another strong year for the automotive industry,” said John Humphrey, senior vice president of the global automotive practice at J.D. Power. “Retail sales in 2013 are expected to reach 12.8 million, with consumer spending reaching a record $375 billion, a $40 billion increase from 2012.”

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Thus far in 2013, August was the biggest month for total car sales—in fact, it was the biggest August ever—but by the time December is over it may beat out August for the year’s highest sales title. Experts told the Los Angeles Times that dealerships are eager to move cars before the month (and the year) end, in order to make way for new-model cars and reap the benefits of automaker sales incentives. “December is the perfect storm for these discounts,” said Alec Gutierrez, of Kelley Blue Book. “Dealers and manufacturers are all trying to hit their month-end target, their quarterly target and their year-end sales targets.”

While December is an exciting, fast-moving, lucrative time for car dealerships, it’s an equally good time to be a buyer. Earlier in the month, Gutierrez told MarketWatch that the last day of the year is when it’s “most likely to get the best possible value when buying a new car.”

Edmunds.com analyst Jessica Caldwell suggested that buyers have a little more flexibility in terms of when they go shopping for deals. “The last sales day of 2013 for most dealers will be Jan. 2, 2014,” she explained to MarketWatch. “Any time after Christmas – assuming a dealer hasn’t already met his/her sales target – would be a favorable time to buy a new car.”

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At an Edmunds.com post, Caldwell further explained that bargain hunters must go specifically in search of leftover models that dealerships are motivated to get off their lots:

“December has become one of the best times of the year to buy a new car, and there’s good reason for that,” says Edmunds.com Senior Analyst Jessica Caldwell. “Smarter shoppers will especially zero in on leftover 2013 model year vehicles, which dealers will be more than happy to unload with big discounts and rock-bottom interest rates.”

15 comments
Evolutione
Evolutione

Coming soon the new modern era always after industrial revolution & cultural revolution. 

Any resistances will despair in their primitive ways. 


For the new reproduction systems to the better future human generations open: 

www.europeanspermbankusa.com


Exone
Exone

Oil miners must refill the holes before the surfaces are fallen after absorbing oil. 

The substitute materials should be strong enough for holding the surfaces. 

Take the mud or clay sampling from the location that can keep the oil like a container.


GeneralE
GeneralE

It is true all we have to correct the energy utilizations especially petroleum. 

Crude oil should be used for certain industries because it is limited. 

Electricity as a general power for publics can be used to charge the battery for electric cars. For cooking food publics can use Induction Cooktop powered by electricity as the substitute for kerosene jet & LPG gas to power the other usages. 

Using the unlimited renewable energy US can achieve the energy freedom status for the best country on earth. 

Supported by: 

US Energy Security - World Energy - UN - OPEC - Boeing - NASA - Siemens - LG - GE - Bosch - Electrolux

Aramko
Aramko

To: info@worldenergy.org 

Many experts coming from several disciplines related to the energy issues, who are also using the fossil fuels besides biofuel, have made some plans to solve the energy utilizations. 

Viewing that every country has its different capability & resources, the reasonable solution for the energy efficiency in every country is given by the country's strong points: 

1.The country's natural resources: climates, fields & sources. 

2.The country's labor quality & its recent assets. 

3.The country's technology & innovation. 

The transportation's technology can be classified in 3 generations by its fuel consumption: 

1.Conventional transports using the limited fossil fuels. 

The basic technology is suitable for regions with limited power sources. 

2.Green vehicles using the bio-tech to produce the renewable biofuel. 

The related technology is suitable for countries with many populations and fields for plantations. 

3.Electric cars using electricity as the integrated power utilization. 

The advance system is suitable for countries with high technology & future infrastructure that have achieved the unlimited energy status the self-sustainable power resources generating from the endless power by nature like wind, water, the sun, or organic litter. 

Their combinations for alternative technology & diversified transport systems can make better exchange by trading surplus energy power among countries around this earth.

Gastro
Gastro

From: Pertamina & DPR 

To: Astra International & PLN Netwire 

Subject: Electric Cars Correct Utilizations 

Why do we destruc our own earth the place we live over there? 

Why do you poison your own country by pollution cigar toxic-words & badness? 

Electric engines are the solutions cleaner & healthier also a good business. 

You can assemble the components for producing the new cheaper electric cars. 

Regard 1 billion people will buy the new electric cars & stop pollutions. 

Don't say US will dominate the electric car markets. 

New infrastructures with recharging stations will add new business & jobs. 

Also the renewable energy Biofuel is suitable for public & personal transports. 

And the fossil fuel is directed to certain industries because they are limited. 

Supply chains from Pertamina to PLN & their net wires for transportation sector. 

pcc@pertamina.com

james-langston
james-langston

Awesome to see people out spending money again!!

Selectron
Selectron

@Evolutione  

We believe on natural selections to the last stands the best nations, sacrifice the bad nations. 

For 1 true person we gladly sacrifice 1000 bad men. 

To save the best nations on this one earth surely destroy the evil nations. 

To a better future human's generations absolutely terminate the bad past system. 

For a truth all humans will join together to end badness & evilness. 

That is why we develop our super weapons & military industries to improve our powers. 
 

Medcost
Medcost

@Exone  

From Libya & Oman: 

They absorb too much from the nature without restoring back again.

Now the nature take theirs as a source as a reversal.

They forgot their systems are based in the nature systems. 

They forgot their powers are generated from the nature & elements inside this universe.

Medcost
Medcost

@GeneralE

At the beginning organic things can be recycled by this earth naturally. 

But now so many human's products cannot be recycled naturally and become human's tasks. 

This earth will say:"it is not my job anymore" if the earth has a mouth. 

Medcost
Medcost

@Aramko  

The fossil-fuel transports will be primitive after all people use electric cars that do more efficient, cleaner and futuristic, suitable for the future human's lifestyle

Medcost
Medcost

@Gastro  

From Natuna Islands & Borneo International Territory: 

Why would we give our energy resources to java and pay taxes to enrich java? 

java Must be careful about high taxes. 

With unfair taxes, java have absorbed resources too much from our Borneo, Sumatra, Papua, and the other areas. For the fairness, java must pay back all resources they ate from us especially oil & gas or we must secede for separations.

Lapindon
Lapindon

@Gastro  

From Lapindo: 

That is you Pertamina that destruct your own country. 

You Pertamina must be responsible for the hole mines destruct the earth structures. 

Remember the flooding mud eruptions sink the local people there. 

Stop all rigs right now before the bigger natural disasters come to fall your Indonesia.


GeneralE
GeneralE

@Gastro

All human activities are to make better good generation's quality also making better the good systems. 

Aramko
Aramko

@Gastro

From Prius World Car Community.

Electric Cars For Customers are: 

More Flexible because it can be charged with electrical cables even in the home. 

No pollution, more efficiency & secure without oil spills and lower combustion. 

Low cost, reduce energy consumption & faster traffic by smaller electric cars.