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Fewer Incentives for Fuel-Efficient Cars

As car sales continue to rise, consumers in the market for a fuel-efficient car will be hard pressed to find a good deal, experts say.

2012 Toyota Corolla

Car sales in February are projected to rise 20% from the previous month and 6% from a year prior, according to estimates by Edmunds.com. Today Chrysler reported its sales rose 40% in February and Ford Motor’s sales rose 14%. Analysts say fuel-efficient subcompacts and small sedans are among the most in demand as gas prices continue to rise and consumers look for ways to minimize their pain at the pump. But scoring good prices at the dealership may now be harder as cash-back deals and discounts on these cars continue to drop, says Alec Gutierrez, senior market analyst at Kelley Blue Book. The average incentive on a subcompact car was $756 in January, down 2% from a month prior and down 10% from the summer, according to TrueCar.com, which tracks car prices and deals. Year over year incentives plummeted 40%. By the spring, “deals on gas-efficient vehicles will be hard to come by,” says Jesse Toprak, vice president of market intelligence at TrueCar.com.

It all boils down to demand: Sales of fuel-efficient cars increased three to four percentage points each month when gas price surged beyond $4 a gallon in 2008 and 2011, says Gutierrez, a trend that will likely continue this year. For car manufacturers, “there’s no reason to spend money to chase buyers that will already be there,” he says.

While deals are dwindling, consumers can still find some free cash on small cars, including up to $500 in rebates on the 2012 Toyota Corolla and on the 2010 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.

Higher gas prices may be good news for those in the market for a big car – manufacturers are rolling out more incentives on gas guzzlers, like SUVs and trucks, in an attempt to boost demand.

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    • Mutual funds are an affordable way for an uifenonmrd investor to diversify their investments to minimize risk. They are good in the respect that it allows you to probably not lose all your money if one or two companies go bad.On the other hand, they often have many charges incurred along with them for upkeep or maintenance and things like that. And often, the funds that have the highest amount of charges because they have the most active management often don’t show any better performance than a fund with little charges/activity.In the end though, mutual funds often don’t even beat the market performance, and returns can be harder to figure out on a daily basis. If you want to be able to see how you’re doing easily and up to the minute, consider an index fund which contains weighted pieces of a number of large stocks (like a NASDAQ or DOW index fund).On the plus side though, you can get money mutual funds from which you can write checks or even make interact payments, so basically operate like a bank account with higher interest.

    • Its like you read my mind You appear to grasp so much rndargieg this, such as you wrote the book in it or something. I suppose that you simply might do with some pics to drive the message home to a small degree, however aside from that, this is great blog. a great read. ill definitely be back.

    • the biggest incentive went unmentioned – higher gas prices

      you shouldn’t need an incentive to buy more efficient vehicles other than the desire to save money

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Time Warner beats estimates, raises dividend
Carlyle Group swings to loss, plans buyback
BP CEO: Oil to start rebalancing in late 2016
Deutsche Bank rallies on debt buyback report
European stocks snap 7-day losing streak
Oil hovers above $28 | Dollar falls vs. yen
SolarCity shares plunge on soft forecast
What to expect from Whole Foods earnings

Five questions that Janet Yellen must answer
Fed: Too white, too male, too many bankers?

Why is everyone freaking out about ‘CoCos’?
Convertible bonds are alluring as stocks fall

If you’re bullish on oil, Chevron and Exxon are buys here
If you’re bullish on oil, these stocks are buys

Social Security in the crosshairs: replacement rates again
Stage is being set for cuts to Social Security

Tricky tax issues you should know this year


Supreme Court halts Obama’s emissions plan
White House forecasts best growth in years
Obama proposes $4.1 trillion federal budget

Tim Cook deletes Super Bowl tweet after mockery

Portland Trail Blazers guards Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum live with ... mom
These NBA stars live with ... mom



Why you should consider retiring abroad
The best places to retire abroad — with friends
Finding the best places to retire abroad
Expat retirees: how life has turned out

The sad truth of why retirement
is a myth


Is it wise to hold onto cash reserves?

Strategists argue stocks need a true purge

IRS says identity thieves breached its systems
How to know if your tax preparer is a crook
Tax software firm warns of data breach
White House's lesson about online security

The 6 Most Shorted NYSE Stocks: Short Sellers Pile on Alcoa, Freeport-McMoRan Again
Short sellers pile on Alcoa, Freeport-McMoRan
Short sellers in retreat from Nasdaq (24/7)

Tesla earnings: Model 3 spending, Model X sales in focus
Tesla earnings: Model 3 spending, Model X

Will oil get so cheap, it won’t pay to extract it?

In Bernie Sanders’s America, there’s no innovation

Burberry sues, says J.C. Penney copied its designs
Hermès sales up 15% on euro, Asian demand

The Twitter signal that’s giving investors hope
Tech money makers can’t make up for losers
Facebook, Amazon are the keys to this market

What ‘Chart of Doom’ says about a global recession
Recession in U.S.? Not happening, CEOs say

Why consumers may keep economy afloat

Recipe for less boring Oscar speeches

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Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 16,014 -13 0.08%
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/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,269 -15 0.35%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,852 -1 0.07%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,085 +0 0.02%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/33772884/delayed 1,190 -8 0.70%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2260836/delayed 27.73 -0.21 0.75%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 5,670 +38 0.67%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,070 +191 2.15%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,079 +81 2.03%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 16,643 +730 4.58%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 8,150 +222 2.80%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 316 +6 2.02%
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/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 2,454 -17 0.68%
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Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,763 -18 0.63%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 23,759 -262 1.09%
Singapore
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Euro
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AAPL /quotes/zigman/68270/composite 94.99 -0.02 -0.02%
GOOG /quotes/zigman/59527964/composite 678.11 -4.63 -0.68%
BAC /quotes/zigman/190927/composite 12.20 -0.07 -0.57%
C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 37.51 -0.30 -0.79%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 11.35 -0.24 -2.07%
T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 36.65 -0.46 -1.24%
BP /quotes/zigman/247026/composite 28.95 -0.97 -3.24%
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