By Heather Sweeney
Are you thinking about buying a new car but overwhelmed by the cost? Many automakers want to show their appreciation for military families by offering special pricing on their vehicles. Whether you’re returning after an overseas tour or you’re just ready for a new car, make sure to take advantage of the military discounts offered by a variety of automakers, both stateside and abroad.
Ford offers a $500 bonus cash offer good toward the purchase or lease of an eligible new 2013/2014/2015 model year Ford vehicle (some vehicles not eligible). Offer is in support of the military and their families.
General Motors offers active duty members, reservists, retirees, spouses and veterans within one year of discharge savings and incentives on eligible Chevrolet, Buick or GMC vehicles.
In addition to their regular discount, GM is also offering a special discount in honor of Military Appreciation Month. All active, reserve, retired and veteran military – regardless of separation date – can receive the General Motors military discount on Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles until June 30, 2014.
Harley Davidson offers a military discount that includes no down payment, reduced rates and flexible term options designed for active duty military personnel.
All active duty, Reservist/National Guard, veteran and retired military personnel will receive an additional $500 off select 2013, all 2014 and all 2015 model year new Hyundai vehicles. This discount expires June 2, 2014 but you can contact your local Hyundai dealership to see if they offer a discount.
Scion offers active duty, inactive reservists, retirees, veterans discharged within one year, and household members a $500 rebate toward the purchase or lease of a new Scion.
Active duty military, inactive reservists, retirees, veterans discharged within one year, and household members qualify for a $500 rebate on all new Toyota vehicles.
Active, reserve, retired and veterans discharged within the past year, and their spouses and partners get the same pricing as Nissan gives friends and family.