Best Used Car Deals: February 2018

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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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, Senior Pricing Analyst - February 7, 2018

This month, certified pre-owned cars & trucks are eligible for payment waivers, free maintenance and rates as low as 0.9% APR. We've analyzed the latest offers to provide a roundup of the best used car deals in February.

Buying pre-owned can save you a ton of money and offer the added benefit of a factory warranty. Here are our top picks ahead of the Presidents' Day holiday.

For the latest Presidents' Day deals on new cars, please see our continuously updated coverage.

Updated February 20

Certified Acura Specials Added 2/15

Beginning February 15, Acura is offering 2.99% financing on most certified vehicles.

However, as recently as December, the automaker offered 0.9% APR for up to 36 months, so this isn't the best deal we've seen by any stretch. The offer ends March 5.

Featured Deals:

Suggested Searches:

2013-2017 ILX Check Listings »

2013-2017 TLX Check Listings »

2013-2017 RDX Check Listings »

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Certified Audi Specials Updated

Through February 28, Audi is offering rates as low as 2.89% APR on select certified models. That's the same as last month and not particularly impressive given that the brand featured rates as low as 0.9% last October.

What is impressive, however, is a complimentary maintenance offer.

Nearly every 2014-2016 CPO model is now eligible for Audi Care at no extra cost. This equates to free routine maintenance up to the scheduled service interval of 45,000 miles.

Featured Deals:

  • 2.89% APR for 66 months on A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, allroad & TT
  • 3.39% APR for 66 months on Q3, Q5 & Q7

Suggested Searches:

2014-2017 A3 Check Listings »

2014-2017 Q5 Check Listings »

2014-2017 Q7 Check Listings »

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Certified Honda Specials Added 2/15

On February 15, Honda introduced 2.99% APR financing on all 2013-2018 certified pre-owned Civics.

That may sound like a good deal, but it's a far cry from the 0.9% deal we saw this past December.

No other Honda models are eligible for a promotional rate at the moment. The offer ends March 5.

Featured Deals:

  • 2.99% APR for up to 60 months on Civic

Suggested Searches:

2014-2017 Civic Check Listings »

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Certified Infiniti Specials Updated

CPO offers from Infiniti are unchanged from last month.

Through February 28, the brand is offering rates as low as 1.25% APR on all 2013-2018 vehicles. The catch is that the deal is only good for terms of up to 36 months.

If you prefer a longer term, the rate rises as high as 4.24% on popular models like the Q50.

Featured Deals:

  • 1.25% APR for 24-36 months on 2013-2017 G37, Q60, QX50 and more
  • 4.24% APR for 61-72 months on 2013-2017 Q50, JX35, and QX60

Suggested Searches:

2013-2017 G37 Sedan Check Listings »

2013-2017 Q50 Check Listings »

2013-2017 QX50 Check Listings »

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Certified Lexus Specials

Through February 28, Lexus is offering rates as low as 0.9% APR for 60 months on the ES and GS.

Even the popular RX and RX Hybrid are eligible for a promotional rate of 1.9% for 48 months.

These are regional offers available in southern states. Rates in other areas may be different, so please check with your dealer for local promotions.

Featured Deals:

  • 0.9% APR for 60 months on 2012-2018 ES, GS

Suggested Searches:

2012-2018 ES Check Listings »

2012-2018 RX Check Listings »

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Certified Mazda Specials

Mazda is offering some exciting certified pre-owned deals ahead of Presidents' Day.

This month, the Mazda3 is eligible for a waiver on your first payment worth up to $350. That's on top of 0.9% financing for up to 36 months when choosing a 2014-2016 model.

All other Mazdas get the same 0.9% rate. Opting for a longer term such as 60 months bumps you up to 2.9%, however, which is considerably less attractive.

Featured Deals:

  • 0.9% APR for 36 months on 2014-2016 Mazda3 + free payment waiver
  • 0.9% APR for 36 months on most other models like the 2014-2016 CX-5 & Mazda6

Suggested Searches:

2014-2016 Mazda3 Check Listings »

2014-2016 CX-5 Check Listings »

2014-2016 Mazda6 Check Listings »

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Certified Nissan Specials

CPO offers from Nissan continue much as they did last month, with rates as low as 1.95% APR. There's even a 72-month option starting at 3.99%.

However, financing at non-promotional rates has a small perk. The LEAF becomes eligible for $700 "captive cash", while others like the Sentra, Altima, Maxima, Rogue and Rogue Select get $450.

Featured Deals:

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Suggested Searches:

2013-2017 Altima Check Listings »

2013-2017 Rogue Check Listings »

2013-2017 Murano Check Listings »

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Certified Subaru Specials

As before, most Subaru certified pre-owned vehicles are eligible for 1.49% APR for 36 months.

Although that sounds pretty good, the brand actually went as low as 0.99% APR last October. Unfortunately, there's no guarantee that we'll see similar offers again.

Featured Deal:

Suggested Searches:

2015-2018 Impreza Check Listings »

2015-2018 Forester Check Listings »

2015-2018 Outback Check Listings »

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Certified Toyota Specials

Toyota CPO offers continue to favor the Camry in most parts of the country.

Through February 28, Camrys and Camry Hybrids are eligible for rates as low as 1.9% APR for up to 60 months. That's a lot more attractive than the 2.9% rate being advertised on Corollas.

Sadly, there are no signs that 0% financing will return on the Prius family after ending last September.

Featured Deals:

Suggested Searches:

2013-2017 Camry Check Listings »

2013-2017 Corolla Check Listings »

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Certified VW Specials

Through February 28, VW is offering 1.99% financing for 60 months on all certified pre-owned vehicles.

Unfortunately, a $500 1st payment waiver ended last September and hasn't returned.

Featured Deals:

Suggested Searches:

2012-2017 Golf Check Listings »

2012-2017 GTI Check Listings »

2012-2017 Passat Check 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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