Mid-year model changeovers are sweet spot of car market

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Mid-year model changeovers are sweet spot of car market
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Looking for a deal on a new car? Consider a car that’s had a mid-year model changeover. 

Kelley Blue Book reports that you can steal a deal right now on current model year cars that are just had their midyear model changeover.

For example, the 2013 Nissan Altima has an initial price tag of nearly $25,000 and up. So why not consider a 2012 since those are being discounted by dealers to around $16,000?

Among the other cars also going unloved and under-priced because newer models are out include the 2012 Ford Escape and the 2012 Mazda5 microvan.

Then in a few weeks, look for deals on the 2012 Honda Accord when the new model comes out.

Remember, you don’t have to love the old model to buy it. Just love the good deal!  See my new car buying guide for tips when you’re ready to shop.

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