Best New car deals for August 2012

Via Yahoo! Autos If you’re in the market to buy a new car this month, we suggest you shop the current manufacturer lease and finance incentives to see if a particular offer makes sense for you.  A wide array of both luxury and mainstream automotive brands are offering exceptional lease and finance deals as well as a couple cash-back offers during the month of August as automakers move away from large cash incentives and are focusing on special lease and finance offers to help move inventory off the lots. Manufacturers typically offer promotional deals in the form of cash back (that can...

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Call of Duty MW3 Jeep Wrangler

A nice upgrade to last years Black Ops Wrangler, the 2012 Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty: MW3 Edition adds some nice options to your Wrangler such as   METALLIC HARD BADGING AGGRESSIVE POWER-DOME HOOD SUPER-TOUGH FRONT BUMPER RUGGED REAR BUMPER MOPAR ROCK RAILS …Just to name a few.   As our way to celebrate, every client that purchases a COD Jeep using our service will receive a FREE copy of MW3 for their choice of video game system! http://www.jeep.com/en/callofduty/   Share...

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Thinking about using a car broker to buy your next vehicle?

For a growing number of consumers, a lack of time and patience for buying cars has piqued an interest in hiring a professional to do it for them. And to help serve this market, a cottage industry has emerged to search the nation for the perfect car for you…for a fee, of course. But like any deal, it’s important to do a little research on the broker before you jump headlong into their arms, drawn by promises of lower prices and advocacy for your needs. And don’t forget, just because your broker is saying it’s a great deal doesn’t mean that it is. On Your Side The...

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The Cars of Fast and Furious 5

Fast Five Cars. Here’s a little taste of the cars from the latest installment of the Fast and the Furious series “Fast 5”     There is the 21 Fast Five cars list: 1963 Ford Galaxy 1966 Ford GT40 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 1967 International Scout 1970 Charger 1970 Ford Maverick 1972 Nissan Skyline 1972 Pantera Detomaso 1996 Toyota Supra 2002 Porsche GT3 2006 GMC 2500 Yukon 2009 Nissan 370Z 2010 Dodge Challenger 2010 Subaru STi 2010 Lexus LFA 2010 Modified Vault Chargers 2011 Dodge Charger Police Interceptor Gurkha LAPV Ducati Street Racer Train Heist...

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Beware of Scammers!

Car Dealer Scams To Watch Out For If you don’t want to be taken for a ride, be aware of these common sales tricks. By Joann Muller | Forbes Beware shady car dealers.   While you’re searching for great deals during the spring car-buying season, be on the lookout for aggressive sales tactics that could wind up costing you a lot more money.  MORE AT FORBES.COM » In Pics: 10 Car Dealer Scams To Watch Out For » The Cars Consumers Like Best » The Most Fuel Efficient Cars In All Categories » The Toughest Cars On The Road Most car salespeople aren’t...

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How to get the most money for your used car

The pressures of selling a car can be stressful. The following eight tips should help you get the most for your used car and allow you to approach the sale with confidence. 1. Make it Sparkle Even if that shiny new car is within your sights or already in the driveway, it’s not time to neglect its predecessor quite yet. Taking a few hours to give your used car a thorough cleaning, both inside and out, can add hundreds of dollars to the buyer’s perceived value of the vehicle. If it appears as though the interior and exterior of the car have had little maintenance, the buyer may...

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New Shelby Super Snake

  NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — An 800-horsepower version of the Ford Mustang will be unveiled at the New York Auto Show later this month.   The 2012 Shelby GT500 Super Snake will be built by Shelby American Inc., a Las Vegas-based performance car company. Shelby works with Ford Motor Co. to create various high-performance versions of the iconic Mustang. MORE AT CNNMONEY.COM » Photos: Top 12 greenest cars in America » GM to pay factory workers record bonuses » How to run your car on compost   While the base Super Snake will produce a mere 750 horsepower, those who feel...

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Best Lease Vehicles

If you understand how car leasing works (if you don’t, go toLeaseGuide.com), you know that vehicles with projected high resale values make the best lease vehicles. That’s because future resale value — called residual value in leasing — is one of the primary factors in determining monthly lease payments. The higher the residual value, the lower the lease payment. Some car brands, such as Honda and BMW, consistently have high resale values compared to original MSRP (sticker price). Any vehicle whose resale value after 3 years is 55% or more of its MSRP is a good lease choice. Kelly...

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Japan Earthquake: Auto Industry Update

According to Japan’s Auto Dealer Association 37% less cars were sold in March 2011 than in March 2010 as a result of the devastating quake and tsunami that hit Japan. Toyota, the world’s biggest automaker has halted vehicle assembly at all but two of the 18 group-wide factories in Japan that build Toyota and Lexus cars since the March 11.   “There will be no resumption of production at most of our domestic factories next week,” a Toyota spokeswoman said. The company will announce its decisions as they are made, the company said. Jim Wiseman says North American Toyota...

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Car Related Tax Deductions

All year long, you shell out money to keep your car rolling. But as you file your federal tax return this year, your car-related expenses could actually save you some money. Tax professionals and a spokesperson for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) say there are at least five main areas car owners should consider when preparing their returns. People can only claim these deductions if they file the more complicated tax forms where they list itemized individual deductions. The deductions reduce taxable income, and the net effect is lower taxes. Depending on your tax situation, you could pay...

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