Archive for October, 2012

Increasing gas prices have made it easier for people to make the switch to a hybrid car. Current lease incentives for these type of vehicles are a good way to save a lot of money.

A hybrid vehicle can cost a fraction of the traditional gasoline and even diesel cars. But besides the money can you save when using one of this cars, you can also save when you lease one because of the multiple incentives currently offered.

You can now lease a $35,000 plug-in vehicle for only $250 a month! Plus, car dealers incorporate a federal tax credit of up to $7,500 into those lease figures. It is a win-win situation. Depending on your needs and driving habits, a lease like this, can save you money immediately plus let you drive an expensive car at reasonable prices.

Talking about more good news, if you live in California, you will also qualify for state rebate of up to $2,500 for zero-emission vehicles if you decide to buy or lease the vehicle for at least 3 years. This money can easily be used in the down-payment.

Only in September, about 1,500 plug-in vehicles were sold or leased in California, making this month, the highest peak in in hybrid sales ever.

Incentives for owners in California also include a permit allowing solo drivers to use highway car pool lanes.

In California gas is averaging $4.61 a gallon for regular according to the AAA fuel gauge while nationally, the price is stuck at $3.79 a gallon

If you can’t resist driving a high MPG vehicle, even though gas prices are very high at the moment, we have some tips and information on the cars you should be focusing your interest into.

With 2013 model year vehicles on their way, automakers offer a variety of deals such as zero percent financing and rebates or lease deals on selected autos. However, we strongly suggest you choose a 2012 instead of a 2013.

The following cars are the ones with best available deals on the market at the moment:

    Ford Focus SE The 2012 version was completely redesigned, its got a sportier exterior and more comfortable high-tech interior. It has a rating of 26 MPG in city driving and 36 in the highway. Starting price is $17,589. If you choose a zero% financing option, your monthly payments could be of $287 a month for a period of five years. loan. Or, you can choose to take the $2,000 rebate being offered instead and get alternative financing and the price would be $15,239.
    Fiat 500 This small but stylish car is rated at 30 MPG in city driving and 38 on the highway. Even though it looks very small, it is very comfortable in the inside and its got great reviews. Starting price is $15,353. On a five-year zero percent loan monthly payments would be of $256. Or, if you take the $500 rebate being offered by Chrysler Group, your price would be $14,853.
    Mazda3 This vehicle was also redesigned in 2012. It received mixed reviews. It has a strong performance and good fuel economy. The Mazda3 gets 25 MPG in city driving and 33 on the highway. Starting price on the i Sport Sedan version is $16,658, with five-year zero percent loan payments of $278. There is no cash rebate available. However, if you are interested in leasing, there is a three-year lease option with payments of $166 a month and a $1,976 due at signing.