Best Used Car Deals: September 2018

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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.

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, Senior Pricing Analyst - September 6, 2018

This month, deals on certified pre-owned cars & trucks feature rates as low as 0.9% APR. Although we've seen complimentary payment offers in recent months, there are no such deals in September.

Buying certified can save you a ton of money with the peace of mind of a warranty. Just be sure to consider factory-certified since dealer-certified vehicles aren't eligible for the same deals.

Certified Used Acura Specials

Through September 10, Acura is offering 0.99% APR on certified pre-owned RDX and MDX models.

Eligible model years range from 2013 to 2018. The 60-month rate is 1.99%, while a 72-month option is available at 2.99%. No other Acuras are eligible for the deal, and there's no guarantee it'll be renewed.

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Recommended Searches:

2013-2017 Acura RDX Used Listings »

2013-2017 Acura MDX Used Listings »

All Acura Used Listings »

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Certified Used Audi Specials

Through October 1, Audi is offering rates as low as 2.49% APR for 66 months. Unfortunately, the only model eligible at the moment is the A3 and only when choosing a 2015-2017 model.

Rates aren't as attractive on popular models like the A4 and Q5 at 3.49%. Offers bottomed out at around 0.9% APR last October, but we think it's unlikely that promos like that will return anytime soon.

Shoppers should be aware that Audi sometimes offers perks like free Audi Care (complimentary maintenance). However, we haven't seen a deal like that since February of this year.

Featured Deals:

  • 2.49% APR for 66 months on 2015-2017 Audi A3

Recommended Searches:

2015-2017 Audi A3 Used Listings »

All Audi Used Listings »

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Certified Used Infiniti Specials

Through October 1, you can enjoy rates as low as 1.25% on all certified pre-owned 2013-2018 Infiniti models. The catch is that the deal is only good with terms up to 36 months.

Although there's an unusual 72-month option available, the rate is considerably higher at 4.24%. In addition, the Q50, JX35 and QX60 are the only models eligible.

Featured Deals:

  • 1.25% APR for 24-36 months on 2013-2018 on all CPO vehicles
  • 4.24% APR for 61-72 months on 2013-2018 CPO Q50, JX35, and QX60

Recommended Searches:

2013-2017 Q50 Used Listings »

2013-2017 QX50 Used Listings »

All Used Infiniti Listings »

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Certified Used Mazda Specials

Through October 1, Mazda is offering 0.9% APR for 36 months on all 2016 certified pre-owned models. There's also a 60-month option at 1.9%.

The 60-month rate is a full point lower than before, but the 36-month deal is a bit less attractive now because 2014-2016 model years were eligible previously.

Prefer a different year? The Mazda3, Mazda6, CX-5 and CX-9 all feature 1.49% APR for 36 months when choosing a 2014, 2015 or 2017 model. 2014-2015 MX-5 Miatas are eligible too.

Note that the CX-3 is excluded from these deals.

Featured Deals:

Recommended Searches:

2014-2017 Mazda3 Used Listings »

2014-2017 Mazda6 Used Listings »

2014-2017 CX-5 Used Listings »

All Mazda Used Listings »

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Certified Used Subaru Specials

Through October 1, all 2015-2018 certified pre-owned Subarus are eligible for 1.99% APR for 36 months.

Sadly, that's up from 1.49% a month ago, and nowhere near the 0.99% APR deal the brand offered back in April.

Featured Deal:

  • 1.49% APR for 36 months on 2016 Crosstreks, Imprezas and Outbacks

Recommended Searches:

2015-2018 Impreza Used Listings »

2015-2018 Crosstrek Used Listings »

2015-2018 Outback Used Listings »

All Subaru Used Listings »

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, Senior Pricing Analyst

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.

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