Because every crisis presents opportunity, here’s one we’ve kicked around: Is this a good time to snag a deal on a car? The laws of supply and demand (as well as plunging interest rates) say yes, absolutely, and carmakers are currently offering a slew of promotions. But the COVID-19 pandemic imposes its own set of caveats.
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It’s a little different now. As with so many things, the disruption to car sales caused by COVID-19 differs by state; some states had specifically called for the closure of showrooms. Dealers pushed back, both by lobbying to have car sales declared an “essential business” and by finding workarounds. Then there’s the question of what you are supposed to be doing. Is leaving your house to shop for a new car an essential trip? That’s going to depend.
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