While you’ve no doubt been seeing a plethora of holiday-themed ads on TV and the ‘Net of late, an oft-overlooked category when shopping for those Black Friday deals is cars. Fact is there are all sorts Black Friday Car Deals on highly desirable models from practically every marque. You’ll find exceptional lease offers, as well as special financing offers from manufacturers. Further, many dealers are sweetening these already tasty deals with special discounts of their own. Of course, being the consumer advocates we are, we have to admonish you to make sure the car you’re buying is right for you, as opposed to getting very excited because you see a certain car at a really good price. In other words, all the standard rules of shopping for, and purchasing a new car still apply. This will help you avoid being one of the estimated 69 percent of new car buyers who experience buyer’s remorse.
Autobytel’s List of Best Black Friday Car Deals
20%-Off Sale at Buick
As part of Buick’s Black Friday Sales Event, the automaker is offering a whopping 20% off of the MSRP on each model of its 2014 and 2015 sedans that have been in stock the longest at any given dealer. As an example, let’s say you find a qualifying 2014 Buick Regal 1SL with a MSRP of $29,690; you’ll get $5,938 in cash back. A 2014 Buick LaCrosse 1SL with a MSRP of $36,535 is good for a rebate of $7,307. A $24,625 Verano 1SL nets $4,925. This offer runs through December 1st 2014. There are special financing deals as well. Regal is currently sporting a 0% APR deal for 60 months, plus $500 in Bonus Cash. If you trade out of a 1999 or newer Acura for a Regal, Buick will give you a $4,500 cash allowance. Similar leasing and financing offers are available for 2015 Verano, Buick Encore and Enclave.
$1,000 Amazon Gift Card from Ford
Ford’s Black Friday sales event is offering deals and an Amazon.com gift card valued up to $1000. You can get yourself a new car, and get gifts for your family and friends too. Ford Taurus is being offered at 0% APR financing for up to 60 months, plus $1,500 in bonus cash, or with up to a $4,500 rebate. The 2015 Ford Mustang has $500 in Black Friday Cash, and a sliding scale of special financing starting at 0.9% for 36 months to 4.9% for 72 months. Trading in a Camaro or a Challenger will get you another $1000. The 2015 Ford F-150 has $500 in Customer Cash, and a sliding scale of financing ranging from 1.9% for 36 months to 5.9% for 72 months. Ford Explorer has $1000 Black Friday Cash, plus $500 Customer Cash, with financing starting at 0.0% for 36 months, or a $289 a month lease for 24 months. Ford is also offering similar deals on the 2015 Ford Fiesta, the 2014 Ford Focus Electric, Focus SE and Titanium, as well as the 2014 Edge, 2015 Super Duty, Escape, Expedition and Flex.
Zero-Down and Zero Due Leases at Honda
Honda Civic, Accord and Pilot are being offered with $0 down, a $0 first-month payment, $0 Security Deposit, and $0 due at lease signing. In other words, show up at your local Honda dealer and if your credit is right, you can basically sign and drive away with a lease on one of those three models with absolutely no cash out of pocket. Other models in the lineup have specials as well. The Honda Fit is being offered at $149 monthly for 36 months on a lease. Honda Odyssey is being offered at $279 monthly for 36 months on a lease, or you can finance one at 0.9% for 24 to 36 months. Honda Civic Coupe or Civic Sedan are being offered at 0.9% APR for between 24 and 60 months, while CR-V is being offered at $199 monthly for 36 months on a lease or at 0.9% financing for 24 to 60 months.
Certified Pre-Owned Leases at Jaguar
While the luxury automaker Jaguar is calling its holiday blast the “Unwrap A Jaguar Sales Event”, it’s pretty much the same thing as Black Friday Car Deals. If you’re in the market for a certified pre-owned Jaguar XF, you’re in luck. You’ll find used car financing deals starting at 0.9% for 24 months. Similar deals can be had on both certified pre-owned XJ and XK models as well. The best deals can be had on models from 2011 and 2012 in this regard. If you fancy the F-Type, you’ll find a 1.9% APR on a 24 month deal. Lease deals start at $439 monthly for 36 months on XF 2.0T, $699 monthly for 36 months on F-Type Coupe, $689 monthly for 36 months on F-Type Convertible, $799 monthly for 36 months on XJ, $999 monthly on XK Coupe for 36 months, and $1,099 monthly for 36 months on XK Convertible.
Jeep Offers Cash Allowance
Both 2014 and 2015 Jeep Cherokee models are being offered with $500 in Black Friday Bonus Cash until December 1, 2014. The company is also offering up to a $2,500 Cash Allowance; a $199 monthly lease for 39 months; or 0% financing for 36 months, plus up to a $2,000 Cash Allowance on Jeep Cherokee. Jeep is also offering a number of lease and purchase deals on Compass, Grand Cherokee, Patriot, and Wrangler. Compass Latitude and Patriot are being offered for lease at $219 monthly for 39 months or at 0.9% APR for 36 months, Grand Cherokee is being offered at $359 monthly for 39 months or at 0.9% APR for 36 months; Wrangler is being offered at $309 monthly for 39 months, and Wrangler Unlimited is being offered at $319 monthly for 39 months.
Owner Loyalty Cash and More at Lincoln
Lincoln is offering deals on all of its models. As an example, Lincoln MKC is being offered at $349 a month for 36 months, or with $1000 of Holiday Bonus Cash. A sliding scale of financing options starts with 0% for 36 months, and goes up to 2.9% for 72 months plus $1,000 of Holiday Trade In Bonus Cash. If you forego the financing deal, you can still get $1,000 in Trade In Bonus Cash, or $1000 of Owner Loyalty Cash—if you trade in a Lincoln (or a Mercury). But wait, there’s more—you can get the sliding financing deal—along with $1,000 in Owner Loyalty Cash. The newly revised Navigator is being offered for lease at $649 monthly for 36 months, Loyalty Cash and Competitive trade in cash can be applied to the lease as well. Purchase deals are being offered with the Holiday Bonus Cash, Owner Loyalty Cash, as well as sliding financing starting at 0.9% for 36 months up to 4.9% for 72 months.
Scion Offers a 90-Day Deferral of Payments
Toyota’s Scion brand is justifiably proud of its no haggle policy when purchasing its cars. As such, offering Black Friday Car Deals on models like Scion iQ and Scion FR-S is a bit outside the brand’s philosophy. However, what the company is doing is offering a 90-day deferral on the first monthly payment to qualified customers who purchase a new Scion vehicle between November 21, 2014 and December 1, 2014 and use Toyota Financial Services to finance the purchase. It should be noted this offer is available in every state except Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and South Carolina.
Volkswagen Offers $500 Bonus on Lease or Purchase
Volkswagen is offering a $500 Black Friday Bonus when you lease or purchase a new, unused 2014 or 2015 Volkswagen Jetta, Passat, or Tiguan between November 25, 2014 and December 1, 2014 and finance the purchase or lease through Volkswagen Credit. The company is also offering leases on 2014 and 2015 Jetta models with $0 down, $0 first-month payment, $0 Security Deposit, and $0 due at lease signing. In other words, show up at your Volkswagen dealer and if your credit is right and tight you can basically sign and drive away with a lease on a brand new Jetta with absolutely no cash out of pocket. A similar deal is being offered on Tiguan, Passat, Jetta Sportwagen, Golf, Eos, CC, Beetle, and Beetle Convertible.
Black Friday Buyer Caveats
Before buying into any of these deals, regardless of how good they look, run the numbers to be sure you’re getting the best bargain. Further, keep in mind the exceptional leasing and financing deals you're seeing advertised are designed for people with top credit scores. So before you charge off to take advantage of one of the deals listed here, take a quick look at your credit score to ensure you qualify before you go see a dealer only to find out at the dealership you don’t qualify for that 0.0 percent financing offer. Another thing to consider, all the promotions you’ll see listed here come directly from the manufacturer. Many dealers will also be using the traffic generated by these promotions to help clear slow-moving end of the year inventory. In these instances you might even be able to negotiate an even better price than the promotion will garner. Again, do your homework first.