CAMPBELL, CA (January 16, 2006) – PRIMEDIA’s IntelliChoice.com, the leading source for automotive ownership cost and value analysis, today announced its “Best Deals of the Month” for January 2007. With car dealers anxious to move existing inventory and new models poised to enter the market, IntelliChoice.com says that January could be a good time for consumers to take advantage of both manufacturer and dealer-based incentive programs.“Right now, automakers are competing heavily with each other to attract new buyers, which in turn has created a perfect storm for the buying public,” said James Bell, publisher of IntelliChoice.com. “The month-to-month turnover in Best Deals for trucks is a perfect example. As the battle for market share heats up, we are anticipating even more intense competition in 2007.
One notable newcomer to the list is the Audi A4 1.8T, displacing BMW and punctuating a year in which the automaker set a new record for vehicle sales for the eleventh year in a row. Audi has also announced plans to introduce several new models or variants in 2007.
IntelliChoice.com’s “Best Deals of the Month” identifies new cars, trucks and SUVs with the best ownership cost value in 29 respective classes. Selections are based on current vehicle pricing, market conditions and the lowest national manufacturer consumer rebate. In addition, IntelliChoice.com uses the latest information from numerous automotive resources to evaluate what it costs to buy, own, and operate each new model-year trim line over a five-year basis.
The following “Best Deals” for January 2007 are ranked by vehicle type and size:
IntelliChoice.com Helps Consumers Do Their Homework
IntelliChoice.com updates vehicle data several times a month in order to capture the many expiring rebates and ongoing programs offered by manufacturers—giving consumers the most up-to-date analysis.
IntelliChoice.com’s “Best Deals” designation enables consumers to identify how rebates affect a vehicle’s value throughout ownership and not just at the time of purchase. Ownership costs can vary significantly among different trim lines of the same model. Additionally, IntelliChoice.com continuously updates fuel costs based on the latest data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
Vehicles designated an “IntelliChoice.com Best Deal of the Month” are typically cars and trucks that have good to great ownership cost values before any manufacturer rebate. However, a rebate can often turn a good ownership cost value into a great value, and a great value into an “IntelliChoice.com Best Deal of the Month.”
Please visit http://www.intellichoice.com/ for more information or to check the rebate section of any vehicle report for the most up-to-date incentives.
Press release via IntelliChoice