Best Used Car Deals: September 2017

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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 - September 5, 2017

See special offers for buying a certified pre-owned car or truck

You can get a great deal on a used car if you know where to look. Automakers have been sweetening offers on certified pre-owned (CPO) cars & trucks with rates as low as 0% APR and benefits like complimentary payment deals.

Buying a certified car can save you a ton of money, while offering the added peace of mind of having a factory warranty to fall back on. You'll often need top-tier credit to qualify, so be sure to ask your dealer to confirm if you're eligible for the best rates.

If you don't have perfect credit, don't worry. There are dealers that specialize in helping people with bad credit or who are still building their credit history. For some shoppers, it can equate to the difference between getting approved and going home empty handed.

Here's our roundup of the best used car deals this month. Be sure to check out our CPO buying guide for additional information on what to expect with a certified vehicle.

Offers listed here are national unless listed otherwise.

Updated 1:50 pm Tuesday, September 5

Acura Used Car Deals Pending Update

Through September 4, Acura is offering rates as low as 0.9% APR on the ILX.

This month's biggest change is the addition of 1.49% APR on certified pre-owned TLX and MDX models. This is the first time in recent memory that we've seen such a deal on the popular MDX.

Sadly, the RDX is currently not eligible for such offers. The most recent advertised deal was 1.9% APR and expired back in July.

Featured Deal:

  • 0.9% APR for 60 months on 2013-2017 ILX
  • 1.49% APR for 60 months on 2012-2017 TLX and MDX

Suggested Searches:

2013-2016 Acura ILX Check Listings »

2012-2016 Acura TLX Check Listings »

2012-2016 Acura MDX Check Listings »

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Audi Used Car Deals Pending Update

Until August 31, Audi is offering 2.49% APR financing for up to 66 months on select certified pre-owned vehicles. Every model is eligible except for the R8.

There's also a first payment waiver worth up to $500 on 2014-2016 vehicles. It's a nice bonus that can help reduce your initial costs.

Featured Deal:

  • 2.49% APR for 60 months on the A3, A4, Q5 or Q7 + First Payment Waiver

Suggested Searches:

2014-2016 A3 Check Listings »

2014-2016 Q5 Check Listings »

2014-2016 Q7 Check Listings »

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Honda Used Car Deals

Honda has finally given in after starting the month with zero certified pre-owned deals to speak of.

Starting August 18, both the Accord and CR-V are now eligible for rates as low as 0.9% APR. The offers expire September 5.

Prior to this, the last advertised deal was 0.9% APR on 2012-2017 Civics and Pilots. However, this expired August 7 and hasn't been renewed.

Featured Deals:

  • 0.9% APR for 36 months on 2012-2017 Accord and CR-V (or 1.9% for 60 months)

Suggested Searches:

2012-2016 Accord Check Listings »

2012-2016 CR-V Check Listings »

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Infiniti Used Car Deals

Through October 2, Infiniti is offering 0.99% APR for up to 36 months on select CPO models.

If you'd prefer to stretch your payments, the Q50, JX35 and QX60 are also eligible for 3.74% APR for 72 months.

Alternatively, you can get a $700 bonus for financing at non-promotional rates.

Featured Deals:

  • 0.99% APR for 24-36 months on 2012-2017 G37, Q60, QX50 and more
  • $700 bonus + non-promotional rates on 2012-2017 Q50, QX60, QX70 and more

Suggested Searches:

2012-2016 G37 Sedan Check Listings »

2012-2016 Q50 Check Listings »

2012-2016 QX50 Check Listings »

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MINI Used Car Deals

Until October 2, MINI is offering 1.9% APR for 24 months on select CPO models.

Sadly, last month's 0% offer and $500 credit appear to have been canceled on 2013-2014 Hardtop, Clubman and others.

We may see better offers next month, but there's no guarantee.

Featured Deals:

Suggested Searches:

2014-2015 Hardtop Check Listings »

2014-2015 Countryman Check Listings »

2014-2015 Clubman Check Listings »

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Nissan Used Car Deals Pending Update

Through August 31, Nissan is offering financing rates as low as 1.95% APR on select CPO vehicles.

Alternatively, you can opt for as much as $750 Customer Captive Cash, which is a rebate for financing through NMAC (Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation) at non-promotional rates.

Nissan has also been testing a pilot program for leasing select CPO models. For example, Northeast shoppers are eligible for special rates on 2014-2017 Maximas and Muranos.

Featured Deals:

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Suggested Searches:

2013-2016 Altima Check Listings »

2013-2016 Rogue Check Listings »

2013-2016 Murano Check Listings »

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Subaru Used Car Deals

Once again, Subaru is offering 1.49% APR for 36 months on all 2014 to 2017 CPO vehicles.

Longer terms are available starting at 2.49%, but rates may be subject to dealer markup.

Current offers expire October 2.

Featured Deal:

Suggested Searches:

2014-2016 Impreza Check Listings »

2014-2016 Forester Check Listings »

2014-2016 Outback Check Listings »

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Toyota Used Car Deals

Through October 3, Toyota is offering financing as low as 0% APR on select certified pre-owned models.

The best deals are on the fuel-efficient Prius family, while most other Toyotas like the popular Camry sedan and Highlander SUV, are eligible for a higher rate of 2.9%.

Featured Deals:

Suggested Searches:

2013-2016 Prius Check Listings »

2013-2016 RAV4 Check Listings »

2013-2016 Camry Check Listings »

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Volkswagen Used Car Deals

Until October 2, VW is offering financing rates as low as 1.49% APR for 60 months on select models.

The best deals continue to be on models like the Golf, GTI, Passat and CC. Most other CPO vehicles are eligible for 1.99% APR for 60 months. But that's not all.

To sweeten the deal, VW is also offering to cover your first month's payment up to $500.

Featured Deals:

Suggested Searches:

2012-2014 Golf Check Listings »

2012-2014 GTI Check Listings »

2012-2014 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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