Love it or Hate it, Black Friday is All About Shopping.
I have a confession to make.
I hate shopping.
I get annoyed because so many people seem to assume that women love to shop, but I don’t. Grocery shopping isn’t too bad if the kids are well behaved or at home, but anything else gives me a headache.
And I especially hate making big purchases. Buying my house gave me anxiety and buying a car isn’t my idea of a good time either. But I will say that I am damn good at buying cars. No need to be bad at something just because you don’t love it, right?
As we approach Black Friday, I am getting my information (and mind) together so I can possibly buy a car. With two kids at home, one on the way, and aging parents we frequently take to medical appointments, we need a larger car. We needed a larger car yesterday to be honest, but we’ve been in denial.
There are good deals and this is why
Whatever your reason is for car hunting, Black Friday deals can often be great: Dealers are counting down the days to the end of the year, trying to beat last year’s sales record and October sales in general were down – 5.8%. Plus, they’re trying to move last year’s models off the lot to make room for the new ones (which can also have deals on Black Friday).
Check these deals out, do your research, and get the car you want at the price you want. Remember, you don’t have to love the experience; you just have to be ready to take it on.
My husband had a GMC Denali years ago (before we got married). He still talks about that car. It really was a nice ride. If you are thinking about a GMC vehicle, they are offering 20% off select vehicles in stock. They are also offering a lease for just $299/month for 36 months on the 2017 GMC Acadia SLE-1 ($1,439 due at signing). Cadillac offers similar cash back or financing on several sedans and the SRX crossover, which if you haven’t driven a Cadillac lately you should. Not bad at all if you ask me.
Is a Ford or Lincoln on your mind? I understand. I’ve never owned one, but I have heard great things from friends who have. Ford’s Black Friday deal includes $1,000 Bonus Cash on top of any other offers you may find at your local Ford dealer. And these offers go across the 2016/2017 lineup. You can also find great deals on the 2017 Escape and the 2016 Mustang if you check with your local dealers to find out what they have in store. Similar deals can be found on the Lincoln MKZ hybrid and the MKC crossover.
Although Toyota hasn’t announced a huge Black Friday deal, they definitely have special offers available throughout the country. I own a Toyota and I have loved it for the last six years. If you have your heart set on one, it may be worth checking out what’s being offered locally. For example, I am interested in the Sienna and my local dealerships currently have offers like $1,000 back or 0%/60 month financing on a 2017 model. Pretty sweet. I will definitely be headed that way on Friday. Minivan life, here I come!
I had the pleasure of driving the 2017 Santa Fe Sport and the 2017 Elantra for a week. They are great vehicles. If Hyundai is on your short list, you should check out their deals, which vary by location. Keep an eye out for $1,500 cash back on select models. Also, if you are thinking about an Elantra, some dealerships are offering $2500 cash back or 0.9% APR for 60 months plus $1500 cash back. If the Sonata is more your style, some dealerships are offering 0.0% APR financing for up to 60 months. Sweet, right?
I have been thinking about buying the Chrysler Pacifica, so I will be checking one out this weekend. Other Chrysler models with special offers include a 20% off MSRP cash allowance on the 2016 Chrysler 300 and 0.0% APR for 84 months or $4,500 combined cash allowance on the Chrysler 200. And if you have a Jeep Renegade on your mind, don’t miss out on their $209 lease for 48 months ($3,499 due at signing) or 0.0% APR financing for 60 months or up to $3,000 cash allowance. And for Dodge fans, the Black Friday Sales Event offers 20% off MSRP on select 2016 Journey models.
My first two cars were Hondas and I can’t share a single complaint about either one of them. If you are thinking about leasing a Honda Civic LX, Black Friday may be a good chance for you to catch a deal with leases as low as $169 a month with $1,999 due at signing. I was also able to find many local deals, like 1.9% APR for up to 60 months on the Honda Odyssey. Visit your local Honda dealership to learn more about what they have to offer based on your needs.
How cute is this: Volvo is offering you “Sweden’s Greetings” which is three months payment free on select models, which includes most of their lineup (the V60 Cross Country AWD, too) except the popular XC90.
It’s not unusual to find that the cars on sale are not any of the models you want. Not so with Nissan: The carmaker is offering specials on some of its most POPULAR models. They include the Titan HD pickup truck, the all electric Leaf – which, paired with up to $7500 in federal tax credits can be a huge bargain– the Pathfinder SUV and the Murano crossover, which we think had one of the most awesome remakes when it was redesigned for 2015.
Hey, car shopping on Black Friday HAS to be better than fighting the mobs at your local Walmart, right? Ready, set, go!