Special offers on popular car brands
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Special offers on popular car brands

Special offers on popular car brands
What’s on Sale in SoCal?

The pre-spring sales season helps car dealerships find buyers for last year’s models and create some sales momentum in a tough economy. We’ve taken your favorite brands and searched out what look to be the most interesting deals offered in Southern California this weekend. We’ve also provided a handy link to check out more rebates and incentives offered by these popular brands.

latimes.com visitors’ top carmakers:

1) Toyota
2) Honda
3) Chevrolet
4) Ford
5) Nissan
6) BMW
7) Dodge
8) Mercedes-Benz
9) Volvo
10) Acura

Note: These are manufacturer rebates, incentives and offers -- check your local franchise dealerships for additional offers. (Photo by Bill Pugliano / Getty Images)
Toyota
Toyota

Thinking of going “green” this spring? Get $500 cash back or 2.9% APR for 36 months on the 2008 Camry hybrid (pictured). Toyota is also running promotional offers on its Tundra, Yaris, Corolla and other models at BuyaToyota.com(Toyota)
Honda
Honda

All 2008 Element models have special financing of 0.9% APR for 24 to 48 months or 3.9% for 49 to 60 months. More details, as well as information on special lease deals for Accords, Civics and Odysseys, are at Honda.com(Honda)
Chevrolet
Chevrolet

Finishing out its Presidents Day sales event, Chevy has 1.9% APR financing for 60 months, plus $1,000 bonus cash, on the 2008 Silverado Half-Ton Extended and Crew Cabs (pictured). Bonus cash is also available on 2008 Cobalts and Suburbans and 2007 Corvettes. Get details at Chevrolet.com(General Motors)
Ford
Ford

Need a graduation present? Ford’s 2008 Mustang V-6s and GTs (pictured) come with $1,500 cash back throughout March. There are also deals attached to the Edge and the Taurus, as well as for other models, available at Fordvehicles.com(Ford)
Nissan
Nissan

One of the best deals on NissanUSA.com is $2,500 cash back on the 2008 Maxima or 1.9% APR for up to 60 months. Discounts on the popular Versa and Rogue are also listed. ()
BMW
BMW

Local BMW dealers have special lease pricing on many of their 2008 models, including the X3 3.0si sport activity vehicle for $449 a month for 36 months (requiring a $2,500 down payment). SoCalBMW.com also lists deals on the 535xi wagon and Z4 roadster 3.0si. Check out the handy quiz on this site, which helps you decide between leasing or buying. (BMW)
Dodge
Dodge

The Dodge Magnum R/T, an alternative to minivans and SUVs, is discounted at $3,000 cash back, or 0% APR for 36 months, plus $1,000 bonus cash. Dodge.com also lists $5,500 cash allowances on the Ram 1500 Regular Cab and discounts on the Charger sedan. (Chrysler)
Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-Benz

MBUSA.com reports that the 2008 CLK350 coupe (pictured) is leasing for $499 a month for 27 months, as is the 2008 SLK280 Roadster. The more family-friendly R350 2WD SUV has a lease offer of $499 a month for 33 months. All require money down at signing. (Mercedes-Benz)
Volvo
Volvo

The new 2008 XC70 crossover (pictured) features a lease special of $379 a month for 24 months. The same deals applies to the Volvo S80 sedan. More details on discounted leases for these, as well as the XC90 SUV and C70 convertible, are available at VolvoCars.com(Ford)
Acura
Acura

Even certified pre-owned luxury cars have special financing these days. Local Acura dealers are financing previously driven (never say “used”) 2003 to 2008 RL sedans and MDX SUVs for 3.9% APR for 24 to 60 months. See more in the certified pre-owned tab on Acura.com(Honda)
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