Alex Bernstein

Senior Pricing Analyst

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Alex Bernstein is the Senior Pricing Analyst for CarsDirect.com. Each month he studies immense volumes of pricing and incentives data in search of trends that are useful to car shoppers. In the process, he often breaks industry news stories -- his analyses and insights have been featured on websites such as Automotive News, The Detroit News, Autoblog, The Truth About Cars and The Car Connection.

Recent Contributions by Alex

  • VW Cutting 2017 Passat Prices: Should You Wait?

    Jul 26, 2016

    Volkswagen appears determined to make the 2017 Passat a better value in the midsize segment by adding features and cutting prices by up to $3,275. Whether you're in the market

  • Volkswagen Passat Getting Price Cuts for 2017

    Jul 26, 2016

    With a number of outstanding models to choose from, the midsize car segment has become incredibly competitive. In order to better compete, Volkswagen is setting up the 2017 Passat to

  • Volkswagen Lease Deals and Finance Offers: July 2016

    Jul 22, 2016

    New car incentives from Volkswagen continue their hot streak with a string of special lease deals, finance offers and cashback. Lease shoppers should be aware that July has not been

  • Lexus Lease Deals and Finance Offers: July 2016

    Jul 20, 2016

    Special offers from Lexus have improved considerably in July thanks to the Golden Opportunity Sales Event. Both lease deals and finance offers look a bit better, thanks to a complimentary

  • Nissan Lease Deals and Finance Offers: July 2016

    Jul 20, 2016

    New car incentives from Nissan continue to be incredibly attractive. Lease deals and finance offers on the budget-priced Versa sedan may be non-existent, but there's a $1,500 bonus this month

  • Is Now the Best Time to Buy a Scion?

    Jul 14, 2016

    With the Scion brand set to be absorbed under the Toyota banner later this summer, there are some absolute steals right now on the outgoing models. In some cases, Scion

  • Nissan Titan XD Truck Discounts Surge in July

    Jul 14, 2016

    With an available Cummins diesel engine producing up to 555 lb-ft of torque, the all-new Nissan Titan XD made waves when it went on sale early this year. The truck,

  • Deal Comparison: Fiat 124 Spider vs. Mazda MX-5 Miata

    Jul 12, 2016

    The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider has finally arrived, and shoppers looking for a well-handling roadster now have an alternative to the much-lauded 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata. Both have the same

  • Best Loyalty Discounts on New Cars: July 2016

    Jul 12, 2016

    Did you know that some automakers will pay to keep you loyal to their brand? There's also a whole category of loyalty discounts available to shoppers— but you'll need to

  • Ford Lease Deals and Finance Offers: July 2016

    Jul 11, 2016

    Changes to Ford's Smart Bonus have affected nearly every purchase, finance and lease deal. The offer, which involves up to $1,000 off the oldest in-stock units, has been expanded to