Auto Deals?


Are there any benefits I should know about when buying a new car? I am a Vietnam veteran rated at 100% both ways. I know I am tax exempt on my home.


Jim's Reply:

There aren't any particular laws that give you tax relief for auto purchases like the relief a totally disabled vet may get from homeowner taxes and so on.

I've discovered that we can use our status to get some pretty significant discounts from dealers though. I recall just asking about it at a Honda dealer some years ago and I got $1000.00 off just for asking.

This isn't a great time to be buying a vehicle though and you're going to run into the fewest choices and the highest prices we've seen in years. Rather than offering discounts dealers are marking cars up over the MSRP just because they can.

Good luck!