Finding a deal on a new car isn’t that difficult. Thanks to manufacturer-supported incentives, consumers may enjoy specials and promos throughout the year. Right now, Honda specials and Honda promos to kick off the new year are in place.
Shop carefully and you can save hundreds, even thousands of dollars off of your next purchase. Keep in mind that most deals have nothing to do with your trade-in or financing — you may find additional specials with both!
1. Choose Your Vehicle
You may have narrowed your search to the Honda brand or perhaps to a vehicle size. What you need to do is consider the vehicle that’s right for you. Here, there are several factors to consider. i.e., car, SUV, van or truck. Even among these vehicles there are some variations, including car body styles: coupe, hatchback or sedan.
Let’s say you want a small car, one that offers a variety of colours, trims and styles. A good example of such a vehicle is the Honda Civic, as it is available in coupe, hatchback and sedan configurations. Further, you’ll find at least a half dozen trims along with multiple engine and transmission choices.
Determine the size vehicle you want and make a list of your top “must have” items. Then, search this website for examples of the car you want, keeping in mind your budget. You should know that even if a vehicle isn’t featured front and centre, your dealer can order one from the manufacturer or secure it from another dealer.
2. Review Dealer Inventory
Speaking of the dealer website, there is a lot of information about used and new car inventory that’ll give you ample information about the car. Not only will you find the asking price, but you’ll learn what the make, model, model year and trim level is for each vehicle. Photos play an important part in helping customers determine if they’re interested in a particular car. You’ll find ample exterior and interior shots, featuring close-ups of the hood, wheels, trunk or liftgate, seats, dashboard and so on. If you see a vehicle you want, take note of the stock number.
3. Inspect the Vehicle
With the stock number in hand, contact the dealer to arrange an appointment to see and drive the vehicle. You can also get a quote online, calculate your payment and get price alerts. On the day of your test drive, arrive on time and meet with the representative showing you the car. Provide your driver’s license, but keep it with you when you drive. Take note of how the car starts, operates, steers, handles, brakes and sounds. Ask the salesperson to demonstrate such features as the navigation and audio systems, and other technologies. Look under the hood, inspect the trunk and get a good idea whether this car is right for you or not.
4. Tender Your Offer
If you found the vehicle you want, then it is time to discuss making a deal. Typically, this involves you making an offer — don’t worry, if your offer is less than the dealer’s asking price, it may still be workable. Keep in mind that manufacturer incentives are also a consideration. Discuss with the salesperson your trade-in. If you are financing or leasing, that’ll be a part of the conversation too. When you are confident that the deal is right for you, then shake hands and complete your work. Soon, you’ll be driving home in a new Honda!
Honda Deals, Specials and Promos
Your salesperson will work with you to discuss the various Honda deals available, including Honda specials and Honda promos. Deals change regularly, so ask about the current offers. Chances are you’ll save money off the sticker price and come away with a deal you can be proud of.