Ask Gary: Why Buy a Car on President’s Day Weekend?
In addition to the news highlighted in this blog, you can also “Ask Gary” to answer any questions you may have about buying and owning a car today – such as when it makes most sense to buy or lease a new vehicle, whether you should buy a new or used car, and when is the best time to buy a car.
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To get things started, let me respond to a question I get a lot this time of year: “Why should I buy a car on President’s Day weekend?”
First a little local history – since the first President’s Day Weekend sale happened almost a hundred years ago, when a Boston car dealer had an “open house” on Washington’s Birthday to boost sales at his dealership on Commonwealth Avenue.
Over the years, all the “big box” stores have joined the President’s Day party with their own promotions – but the third weekend in February remains the best time of the year to buy a car.
The new models are in the showroom. Manufacturers and dealers are always willing to support their first sales push of the New Year with aggressive offers and programs. And who isn’t looking for a reason to get out of the house on a long winter weekend?
Here at Jaffarian, Volvo is rolling out the new 2012 S60 for the President’s Day weekend with a very attractive $299/month lease. (Check out the S60 review in yesterday’sLawrence Eagle Tribune for a local driver’s road test.) And Toyota has put together great promotions for the ever-popular Camry, including $1,000 customer cash or 0% financing.
So stop in over President’s Day weekend and let us help you find the car that’s right for you at a price you can afford.
Just try not to gloat with your neighbors and friends who bought cars over the past few months because you got a better deal!
– Gary Jaffarian