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Posted Monday, Oct 31, 2016 by nhtwpprod
When is the best time of year to buy a car and why? When you think of taking a car for a test drive, you probably imagine a sunny spring day, which will be ideal for traipsing through Los Angeles Toyota dealer lots and shopping. Surprisingly, whether you live in California or one of the colder states, winter is the ideal time to buy a new Toyota.
Model Year Changes
New model year vehicles are released in the fall; this means that by the time winter sets in the previous year models will be reduced to get them off the lot. You can still get a brand new car at a much lower price simply because it was on the lot when the new models arrived. Savings make for a great reason to buy a new Toyota this winter.
If you’re shopping in the heat of summer, it’s not likely that you’ll find snow tires, heated steering wheels, or windshield deicers being featured on new vehicles. When it gets a little colder outside, the cars will likely be winterized and ready for winter driving when you take them off the lot.
Because so many people venture out to shop for new cars during nice weather, this means that winter is the slow season for dealerships. When you’re the only person perusing the vehicles and taking a test drive, dealers are more likely to cater to your desires. Whether you want some additional features at a lower price or want to haggle over financing details, you have a better chance of success when sales are slow.
Realistic Test Drives
Anyone can enjoy a test drive in good weather. Where’s the challenge in cruising down the highway on a sunny day? Taking a test drive when there’s a bit of inclement weather is ideal for finding out how the car will really handle and how well it fits your driving needs.
Whether you need an all-wheel drive or a 4-wheel drive car, the only way to see if it handles the weather is to get the vehicle out in the weather. Los Angeles drivers may not need to worry about this aspect, but consumers in the market for a new car in other areas across the country will definitely want to take this into consideration.
Buying Summer Cars
Because winter is the time when people are looking for heavy-duty snow vehicles with 4-wheel drive, “summer” cars like convertibles and sports cars tend to sit on the lot and are often reduced in price. If you’re in the market for a sporty little coupe or a convertible, then winter is the time to head to your local dealer’s lot and see what kind of deals you can find.
There are many reasons why purchasing a car in the winter is a great idea. Most of these reasons are beneficial to your budget and can help you make the best choice when it comes to a new vehicle. Visit North Hollywood Toyota this winter and see what deals you can find on a brand new, or brand new to you, Toyota.