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The Best and the Worst Time of the Year to Buy a New Car

GOBankingRates Logo By Holly Hammersmith of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 13: Whatever your reason for buying a new car — it’s your first set of wheels, your family size has changed or your old vehicle has become a liability — timing is everything. Although a major part of your search for a new car will likely revolve around the make, model and style of vehicle that appeals to you, consider the financial picture as well.
When looking for new car deals, timing can have a big impact on the overall price you’ll pay. In fact, waiting just a few months before making that purchase can save you money, according to car-buying experts. When your need for new transportation isn’t urgent, exercise a bit of patience, and you’ll likely score a much better car deal.
Here’s a look at the best — and worst — time of the year to make a vehicle purchase.

Whatever your reason for buying a new car — it’s your first set of wheels, your family size has changed or your old vehicle has become a liability — timing is everything. Although a major part of your search for a new car will likely revolve around the make, model and style of vehicle that appeals to you, consider the financial picture as well.

When looking for new car deals, timing can have a big impact on the overall price you’ll pay. In fact, waiting just a few months before making that purchase can save you money, according to car-buying experts. When your need for new transportation isn’t urgent, exercise a bit of patience, and you’ll likely score a much better car deal.

Here’s a look at the best — and worst — time of the year to make a vehicle purchase.

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