We’re entering the dog days of summer, which in Edmonton is a tragic time. It’s almost back to school time for kids, and for many other none school goers, it means a time when the weather cools and the fun stops. Even the summer movie season is starting to cool off, which means we’re in that weird spot after the summer blockbusters and before the fall Oscar bait stuff. As much as the fall season means the return of sports (mostly hockey), it does feel like each summer is just a tease of what summer actually should be.
But I’m here to tell you that the end of summer, or August as some of you crazier types would call it, is not all bad news. There’s still some nice weather to be had, the Fringe is on, (I’ve got my tickets to see a play called The Golden Smile on Wednesday, and I bet there’s a green onion cake by the food trucks with my name on it), and hey, at least it’s not September, right? You can start crying after Labor Day, alright?
Another benefit of August is that the car industry can offer some truly incredible deals. It’s a time of the year where dealerships have to start clearing out for their new stock, and why not reap the benefits. It’s a not so common piece of information that next to February, August is the best time to buy a car.
With that, there are some deals to look forward to, and 6 reasons why August is a great time to buy a car
With the recent arrival of the 2017 Acura MDX, West Side Acura is offering $6,000 cash rebate on all 2016 models. Which is a sizeable discount for a vehicle that is as highly sought after and well regarded as the MDX.
The family vehicle, specifically the minivan is making a huge comeback this summer, and to celebrate the return on my favorite vehicle class Great West Chrysler is giving up to a whopping $10,000 off all 2016 Grand Caravan models. There really is no sweeter time to jump into these sweet rides.
This summer sees the arrival of the 2017 Honda Ridgeline, which is Honda’s addition to the ultra-competitive pickup truck vehicle class. It’s a tough club to join but Honda is confident in joining the ranks of some of the best. For you Honda fans in the market for something heavy duty, the Ridgeline is the exact vehicle for you.
Nissan is taking part in a summer sale they’ve dubbed the Redline Clear-out event. What is it you may ask? It’s a $10,000 discount of all 2016 Nissan Titan XD vehicles. Act now because like summer, this sale is coming to an end soon, August 31st to be exact.
BMW vehicles are idyllic for summer driving. They know that, we know that, which is why the Edmonton BMW is offering up to 0.9% financing on all 2016 BMW vehicles. Never has there been a better opportunity to hop into your dream vehicle than this summer.
Samurai Sam, West side Mitsubishi’s spokesperson, is a big fan of summer. Which is why he’s offering $2,500 off all 2015 Evo final editions. As much as we’d like to hang on to these delicious cult classics, West Side Mits also recognizes that the future is now. 2.5 k off an Evo ain’t too shabby by anyone’s standards.