So you want to buy a new car but of course you want to also receive the best deal.  While car dealers claim that every day is a good deal, in reality there are specific times of the year that are better than other as far as price and incentives go.  And timing is everything when you're shopping for a new vehicle.

According to, if you wait until the last two weeks of December, you may have the edge.  That seems to be when the car dealers need to clear old inventory to meet sales quotas.  The prospect of earning bonuses is "sometimes incentive enough for dealers to knock up to $3000 from the price."

If you just can't wait that long, the end of the month or quarter are always pretty good buy-time options.

The worst time to shop is "in the Spring when the weather is starting to warm up and people just received their tax refunds."

When you do decide to get serious, it's important to know "exactly what you want, and more importantly, what you won't pay extra for."