Although car sales were up almost universally in February, many automakers are still offering great deals on brand-new cars to help keep the metal moving. If you're financing a car, the zero-percent rate is the best deal around – and while it's not as prevalent as it once was, zero-percent financing can still be found on the following new cars during March:
Chevrolet is offering zero percent financing on many 2010 models – including the Corvette – as well as interest-free financing on the 2011 Avalanche, Colorado, Impala, HHR, Malibu, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe, and Traverse.
Likewise, Chrysler sister brands Dodge and Ram Truck are also offering 72-month zero percent deals on all remaining 2010 models – even the muscular Challenger and Charger. Also zero percent in March is the 2011 Dodge Avenger, Caliber, Nitro, and Ram Truck's Dakota.
Although recently reported to be pulling back from incentives, Ford is still offering zero-percent financing for all 2010 models in March, as well as the 2011 Expedition, F-Series pickups, Focus, Fusion, Mustang, Ranger, and Taurus.
Jeep's zero-percent deals don't extend quite as far as parent brand Chrysler, but still cover the 2011 Liberty, Patriot, and Compass. The new Grand Cherokee is available with a still-enticing 1.9-percent rate.
Kia is offering zero percent financing for 36 months on its 2010 Forte, Forte Koup, Optima, Rio, Rio5, and Sedona. The South Korean automaker is even topping that offer with an additional $500 to $2,500 cash back on top of the interest-free rate.
Lincoln was one of the few auto brands whose sales fell in February, and parent company Ford hopes to turn those numbers around in March with some zero-percent deals. Lincoln is offering interest-free financing on the 2010 and 2011 MKS, as well as the 2010 MKT, 2011 MKZ and MKZ Hybrid, and 2011 Navigator.
Mazda is hitting incentives hard in March, offering zero-percent deals on the 2010 or 2011 Mazda3, Mazda6, CX-7, and CX-9 as well as the 2010 Mazda5 and Tribute and even the newly-released 2010 Mazda2. On top of the interest-free rate, Mazda is also offering $750 bonus cash on most of its product lineup.
Mitsubishi is offering zero-percent financing on its entire product line for 2011 – even the rally-ready Lancer Evolution. The automaker is also offering interest-free financing for the 2010 Lancer, Lancer Sportback, and Outlander.
Unless you're looking for a Juke or a 350Z, Nissan has a zero-percent deal for you. The automaker is offering interest-free financing on all Altima, Cube, Frontier, Maxima, Murano, Pathfinder, Rogue, Sentra, Titan, Xterra, and Versa models during March.
Suzuki is offering zero-percent financing on its entire current lineup for March.
Toyota is looking to boost sales by offering zero-percent financing on many 2011 models, including the Avalon, Camry and Camry Hybrid, Corolla, Highlander, RAV4, Sienna, Tundra, Yaris, and even the eco-friendly Prius. The Japanese automaker is also offering the deal on the 2010 Matrix, Venza, and Highlander Hybrid.