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Toyota’s Camry Gets a Complete Redesign for 2015

April 17th, 2014

Amidst building competition in the mid-size sedan class, the 2015 Toyota Camry was unveiled yesterday at the Ney York Auto Show. It looks almost unrecognizable, as Toyota has changed every exterior piece on the car except the roof. The new design is wider, longer and more stylish than ever, with the aim of staying competitive with the other redesigned cars in Camry’s class.

The Toyota Camry has been the leader in the U.S. sales for the last 12 years, due to its reliability and family-friendly design. But Toyota knows that times are changing and those same reliability shoppers want a little extra these days. That is why the Camry also has improved the look and feel of the vehicle. Not to mention the pressure of better fuel economy, and luxury models creeping down under $30,000 to compete with it. And the latest recalls have also hurt Toyota, so they have went all-in with the 2015 Toyota Camry to ignite a spark in car buyers.

If you want to find the best deal on a 2014 Toyota Camry from a dealer near you, get a free price quote from CompetingCarPrices.com today!

Toyota’s Camry retakes the top spot for U.S. cars sold

April 3rd, 2014

The record setting Toyota Camry, which was the top selling U.S. car for 12 years, has retaken its spot atop the U.S. units sold list in March. Camry enjoyed an 11 percent increase last month, selling 41,953 units, pushing it ahead of the Nissan’s Altima, which sold 35,921 in March of 2014. The jump in sales is mainly attributed the winter thaw and built up demand for the top selling cars.

“Solid March sales pushed first-quarter industry results ahead of last year’s pace despite one of the harshest winters on record,” remarked Bill Fay, Toyota’s U.S. group vice president, in a statement Tuesday. “Toyota dealers had their two best sales weekends of the year late in the month, and we’re optimistic that momentum will spring us into April.” If you are looking to get into a new Toyota Camry this spring, now might be the time. Visit www.competingcarprices.com to get a new vehicle quote on a Toyota Camry, or any other vehicle, near you!

Nissan’s Micra Unveiled with Starting Price Under $10000

March 26th, 2014

There is a new kid on the block. The only vehicle with a starting price under $10000, the Nissan Micra S’s details were released today. This 1.6 L four-cylinder engine that delivers 109 horsepower and 107 pound/foot of torque. As you probably expected, it does not have many extras onboard, but if you’re looking for a new car that starts under 10,000, then the Micra might just be for you.

The Nissan Micra S comes standard with a five-speed manual transmission, six airbags and traction and stability control. That’s about it. If you need a few more amenities, the Micra S 4AT is available starting around 13,289 and comes with air conditioning, cruise control with steering wheel controls, and an automatic transmission. For 13,698, the Micra SV MT adds steering wheel audio controls, power windows and Bluetooth. For an extra $500, purchasers can choose the Convenience Package, which adds a rearview camera, a USB port and a 4.3 inch central display.

If you want to get more information on the Nissan Micra, get a free, no obligation quote from local dealers in your area at CompetingCarPrices.com.

Honda Celebrates the 20 Millionth Vehicle Produced in the U.S.

March 20th, 2014

Honda Motor Company announced today that they have produced their 20 millionth vehicle since they began producing them in Ohio over 31 years ago. Honda’s Marysville, Ohio plant sent out its 10 millionth vehicle, another milestone in itself, adding to Honda’s three other production plants in the U.S. to reach the 20 million milestone. Honda was also the first Japanese automaker to build a U.S. assembly plant, the Marysville plant, back in 1982. Honda’s other three plants are located in East Liberty, Ohio, Lincoln, Alabama, and Greensburg, Indiana.

Hidenobu Iwata, CEO of Honda of America Manufacturing, said “We are deeply aware that our ability to reach this milestone results from the trust that 20 million customers have placed in our products, and we appreciate their support over the past three decades,” “We also value the commitment made by tens of thousands of associates at Honda and our hundreds of suppliers in the U.S. who build products of the highest quality for our customers.”

To find a quality Honda at a local dealer near you, get a new car quote today at CompetingCarPrices.com!

March Car Specials On New Vehicles

March 13th, 2014

Spring is almost here. The snow is finally melting in the northern part of the country with 40 and 50 degree temperature around the corner. With spring, comes the beginning of the car buying season, so dealers are ready to put their best specials forward to get you in their doors. We have compiled a list of the Top 5 Car Specials in March 2014.

#5 BMW X3 – The sticker price on the BMW X3 is attractive, and can be found starting at just under 40,000. With an estimated 21 MPG in the city and 28 on the highway, the 2014 BMW X3 will get you there without average SUV fuel costs.

#4 Hyundai Sonata – Hyundai’s flagship sedan is said to be undergoing a redesign in 2015, leaving the 2014 models a little stagnant at the dealerships. Good news for you, because the new 2014 Sonata can be found selling for around 10% off its MSRP.

#3 Jeep Compass – The Jeep line has reported better than expected sales in 2013. That is, except for the Compass. It’s lagging sales and less than stellar consumer reviews have damaged its reputation and drove down the price.

#2 Toyota Camry – One of the surprises on the list, based on its supreme popularity, are the deals we found on 2014 Camrys. The best-selling sedan in the United States boasts 25 MPG in the city and 35 on the highway, making it a smart and economical choice. You may be able to find this gem selling at 10% below invoice price.

#1 Ram 1500 – The Ram 1500 truck is another shocker because it has been on a hot streak the last few months. Winter months normally bring higher truck sales, and this winter has not deviated for the Ram. Ford and Chevy are selling more, but the discounts of over 12% off MSRP can be found only on the 2014 Ram.

Get a free quote on one of our top 5 deals in March at CompetingCarPrices.com today!

Slumping Winter Auto Sales Ignites U.S. Price War

March 6th, 2014

Winter weather has hurt some U.S. automakers vehicle sales in January and February. Many of the northern, cold weather states have actually had to close their doors due to hazardous temperatures and weather conditions. Total vehicle sales numbers for February are in and two U.S. automakers, Ford and General Motors, posted sales declines. GM posted a 1% decline in sales and Ford posted a 6% drop in sales compared to February 2013. Nissan and Chrysler were the only two automakers who posted astonishing double digit sales gains here in the U.S. in February on the backs of deep discounts and Presidents’ Day Sales.

Dealer inventory is climbing as the number of cars sold has steadily declined in the last two months. Dealer inventory is normally based on the number of days of inventory their average dealership has on their lots. 60 days is the industry standard for inventory level, and most of the U.S. automakers are at 80 days or more, which is troublesome for automakers and dealerships. This normally leads to price cuts and price wars among automakers, fighting for every sale, making it the perfect time to purchase a new vehicle. Get all the latest price quotes from local dealerships in your area at CompetingCarPrices.com today!

Tesla, Toyota and Ram Top Consumer Reports List

February 27th, 2014

Are you looking for your next vehicle and want to see what some of the experts say about the new 2014 models? There are so many new cars to choose from, so which of them gets the best reports and ratings? Well we have you’re the top three cars in each category for you to examine. Remember to get your free quotes at CompetingCarPrices.com and get into a Consumer Report’s top pick today.

First on the list is the Tesla Model S. It was rated the top of the class for sedans in 2014 with its technological innovations, high end performance and 225 mile range. The price tag is still a bit higher than most families can afford at just over 80,000, but if you’re willing to dish it out, you won’t be disappointed.

Next on the list was the Top Green Car of 2014, The Toyota Prius Hybrid. With a starting price a fraction of the total cost of the Tesla, the Prius continues to deliver excellent gas mileage and excellent amenities.

Lastly, the Ram 1500 won the Best Pick-up Truck. This was after Chrysler’s 16 year drought at the top. Subaru’s Impreza was on top of the mountain in the Small Car category and the redesigned Forester took top honors in the Small SUV category. The Hyundai Santa Fe was tops in The Large SUV category and the Audi A6 won Best Luxury Sedan. Get Price quotes on all of these 2014 vehicles and many others who didn’t make the list at CompetingCarPrices.com

How to Save Thousands on a New Vehicle with a Piece of Paper

February 20th, 2014

It may seem like a gimmick or a trick, but there is a simple strategy to save thousands on a car, truck or SUV with a few minutes of research on the web. The basis of this strategy is competition, or getting car dealers in your local area on the new vehicle/s of your choice. Below is the strategy to use before buying a new car, truck or SUV.

First, start by using the CompetingCarPrices free quote form to find out the real value of the vehicle you want. Competing Car Prices will give you the names and location of the dealerships near you that have the vehicle you want currently in stock. Print your free quotes from the local dealerships and start a bidding war between them.

Winter has been harsh on car sales and the end of the month is upon us, which might be the perfect scenario to get a new vehicle for much less that you could have expected. Remember, at CompetingCarPrices, we help you save on a new vehicle by making dealers compete.

Competing Cars at Detroit Auto Show

February 12th, 2014

Did you make it to Detroit this year for the annual auto show? If not, we have an update for you about some of the newest released vehicles from the show. Here is a quick breakdown of some of the newest releases.

Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes launched its 2015 C-Class sedan, a new V-12 powered, 2015 S600 sedan, and 2015 GLA45 sport utility crossover. All three are upgraded and revised to give each of their competitors a run for their money in the luxury class category.

Volkswagen
Volkswagen released a 2015 Golf R, a 290 horsepower hatchback that very powerful. It also has improved gas mileage and many handling modifications.

Volvo
Volvo unveiled their new Polestar sedan and wagon, which has the Swedish car maker turning heads across he globe. Both vehicles are packed with power, style and handling that is Volvo’s brand.

Acura
Acura released a new 2015 TLX, which is a stylish, efficient TL replacement. Although described as a prototype, it is expected to be at dealerships by midyear.

Lexus
Lexus stopped the show with the 2015 RC F, a super sleek beast that dropped every jaw in the place. This 5.0 liter, 450 horsepower V-8, says “who needs good MPG when you are this much fun to drive”!

Want to know what these vehicles and many more are priced like in your local area? Get a free quote today from CompetingCarPrices.com and find 2013, 2014 and 2015 models as they arrive at the dealerships.

Car Buying Tips for Early 2014

January 29th, 2014

Have you heard the new car ads on television lately? Local auto dealers are announcing the “First Sale of 2014” and offering their best specials to draw you out of the cold and into their dealerships. Having a bit of knowledge before you get to the dealership can save you thousands of dollars and be in command in new vehicle negations. Here are a few key terms you’ll want to investigate at CompetingCarPrices.com.

Rebates and Incentives – These ways to save cash on a new vehicle come from the auto makers and normally apply at any dealership. Some automaker incentives include new college grad rebates and military personnel rebates.

Dealer Holdback – Automakers holdback some money from each vehicle that the dealership purchases from them. This is called holdback, and the dealerships will receive this money that was held back when they sell you the vehicle. You may be able to negotiate a few hundred dollars off your purchase price with this knowledge.

CSI Rating – No we do not crime scene investigation, but Customer Satisfaction Index. This is a rating you give the dealership after you purchase a new vehicle. Dealerships are scored very highly by these and can get better rates on future vehicles with consistent great reports, so you may be able to negotiate a few hundred bucks in savings if you promise a stellar review.

So get some research and free car quotes at CompetingCarPrices.com and be ready to command the negotiation for your new vehicle.


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