It's tough to be in the auto selling business these days, as evidenced by all of the big deals that automakers are offering to move their metal before the end of the year. Ford has already announced that it would be offering an "Employee Pricing Plus" incentive, and now details of the plan have come to light. Not only can you get the price employees pay, but Ford is also offering additional cash back on many of its models. Or you can get bonus zero-percent financing for 36 months plus the employ
It's time to go out and get a good deal on a car. We hesitate to call it a good thing, since these special deals are necessary to help the struggling American automakers from going bankrupt, but the time has never been better to save money on a brand new car purchase. To wit, Ford has announced "Employee Pricing Plus" deals for all cars in the Blue Oval line, minus the 2009 F-150, which is brand new for '09. Not only can you get the Ford employee price, but there is additional cash back on many
Employee pricing, that tricky sales tactic that helped GM post better sales figures than its competitors back in August and September, are about to work their magic for the Blue Oval. According to reports, Ford is planning to launch an employee pricing promotion on November 19 and is expected to keep it active until January 5th. Throughout that period, General Motors will be running its annual year-end Red Tag Sales Event, so the two biggest domestic automakers will be battling it out for lowest
Joining Denny's, Dunkin' Donuts and Dairy Queen, Dodge has rolled out its version of a discount for the geriatric among us. While the aforementioned restaurants will cut prices for anyone generally over the age of 50, Dodge is seeking card-carrying AARP members (it's $12.50 per year, in case you need to join). Presenting a valid AARP card at the time of sale will get you "Employee Pricing" (or better) on all 2008 and 2009 Dodge vehicles except the Sprinter, Challenger, and Viper SRT 10 ACR model
General Motors ended its Employee Discount for Everyone bonanza at the beginning of October, but it shouldn't be too hard to get a GM vehicle for the price employees pay thanks to a new initiative meant to goose the automaker's sales during this downturn. As it's done a few times in the past, GM is allowing each of its workers to bestow the gift of employee pricing to two additional persons of their choice. With sales painfully low, this move should come as a surprise to no one. Plus, these tact
Chrysler is again relying on employee pricing to move metal from its dealer lots, but this time the promotion comes with a catch. You have to be a returning lessee, Chrysler supplier or associate, or be in the military to take part in the offer. Chrysler employees will also receive one additional discount to dole out as part of the promotion, which ends September 30. The employee pricing incentive can be used on top of any current discounts, making for a very healthy rebate on any new Dodge, Jee
Wow, there are some great deals to be had at the moment from General Motors. Not the least of which is on the Corvette, specifically the Z06 model, which we've had nothing but good things to say about, even at its $72K asking price. Now that GM is offering all of its models at employee prices, that cost drops by about ten grand! A Z06 for $62,653? Yes please... if only our meager blogging budgets would allow it. Similarly, a Caddy XLR-V can be had for $84,771.80 -- about a $15,000 discount.
It is no secret that the automotive industry is hurting for sales to close out 2008. Over the past few months incentives have been thrown out left and right to draw in more buyers. The deals have not done enough to bring folks into the showroom, though. With all the media talk of bleeding Detroit, consumers know that the domestic manufacturers have been holding out on their best offers. Perhaps the memory of 2005's employee pricing incentives has kept many waiting on the fence. With 2009 models
Times are tough in Detroit these days as each of the Big 3 saw drastic drops in sales for the month of May. It's not surprising, then, to see that Chrysler, Dodge and Ford have increased incentives in an effort to get those cars off its dealer's lots. For instance, prospective buyers for the Hemi-powered Chrysler 300C can now choose either $4,000 cash back or $2,000 plus Chrysler's $2.99 gas promotion, known as Let's Refuel America. Choosing Chrysler's full-size SUV, the Aspen, will net you $4,5
Ahh, more incentives to announce. Ford Motor Company has introduced new perks for potential truck owners, mostly relating to financing. Buyers of 2006 and 2007 Ford F-series and Ranger trucks will enjoy some of the lowest rates out there for 60-month loans, including zero percent financing for the 2006 F-series models and 2.9 percent on 2007 Super Duty and Ranger models. Alternatively, buyers can opt for a $2,000 cash rebate.
We doubt that anyone thinks this is a surprise, given the Chrysler Group's abysmal sales performance and mounting inventory, but the company announced Tuesday that it has extended its Employee Pricing Plus discount program for another month, to August 31.
Those of you holding your breath and waiting for General Motors to reinstate employee pricing will have to hold it a little longer. Despite the automaker's plans to revive the rebates and low-financing deals present in June as incentives to move metal off dealership lots, the company is resisting the urge to follow Chrysler back into the employee pricing abyss.
Thanks to a tip from Bill we've learned that Ford of Canada has already kicked off its summer incentive drive by offering employee pricing to all Canadians. Called Ford Family Pricing, the program began on June 16th and will run through August 31st. The vehicles not included are the standard fare like the Mustang Shelby GT500 and Ford GT, along with newer models like the Edge and Lincoln MKX. What kind of discount can Canadians expect? A 2006 Ford Focus ZX5 SES with an MSRP of $23,099 (all price
Today the Chrysler Group announced that all customers would be eligible for employee pricing on qualifying 2006 and select 2005 model year Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge vehicles as of July 1st. The Employee Pricing Plus program also offers customers zero percent financing for 36 months on most models financed through Chrysler Financial. Instead of financing, customers can also choose $3,500 cash back. But that's not all, customer's will also have the option to return a vehicle under the 30-day Return
General Motors is expected to take the biggest hit in June, though last year's numbers are skewed a bit due to a certain fire sale. Gas prices are reportedly the biggest culprit, spurring consumers to buy Japanese and turning Toyota and Honda into big winners -- in fact, Toyota expects to be up 15 percent over this time last year.
If imports are the new black, Chrysler has quite an ingenious idea: the company will tap DaimlerChrysler CEO Dieter Zetsche in its upcoming advertising campaign to promote the company's German blood and distance itself from the Big 2 and their huge problems.
Following news that Chrysler will start up employee pricing discounts again this summer, General Motors is jumping into the sandbox, only this time taking another tack -- zero percent financing for six years for many 2006 models, which is expected to be announced next week. It's a way for General Motors to stick by its word that it will continue to be a proponent of value pricing and still fight to keep the market share that has slowly been slipping away from its fingertips.