Edmunds research has shown that December is one of the best times to buy a car. This month historically has the highest discounts off the manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) alone. Carmakers want to spur sales so they can tout their vehicles as best-sellers, while dealerships want to clear out the remaining outgoing models and hit their year-end sales targets. To achieve these goals, carmakers place generous incentives on the cars and dealers cut the prices to make them even more enticing.
If you're shopping for a used car, here's a hot tip: Seek out the swanky "cousin car" of the non-luxury vehicle you're considering. You might be able to get a used luxury car for about the same price as a non-luxury one. What's a cousin car? It's the luxury counterpart of a non-luxury car. For example: Acura is the luxury offshoot of parent company Honda, and many of its models share platforms, powertrains and cabin components. Likewise, Lexus sprang from Toyota. Infiniti is Nissan's luxury brand.
The Labor Day holiday weekend has traditionally been a great time to find low prices on a new car because of end-of-model-year clearance sales. This year's sales are shaping up to be some of the best in recent memory. Thanks to the combination of abundant incentives, high levels of inventory, and the need to sell off 2017 inventory before the 2018s arrive, the perfect time to grab a special deal may be here.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".