January 24, 2021


Once a novel concept in dealership marketing, Black Friday car deals have become as common as the TV deals at your local big-box store. While the savings on new cars aren’t that dramatic — no 70% off fire sales here — they do generally make mid- to late November a good time to buy a car.

This year, however, the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on just about everything — Black Friday car deals included.

Perhaps the biggest factor is the lack of inventory caused by all the factory shutdowns. There simply aren’t as many 2021 models on dealer lots this year as there were 2020s at this time last year. Moreover, Edmunds market analysts expect inventory to remain low through the end of the year. Depressed supply means it’s a seller’s market, so discounts won’t be nearly as steep as in years past.

And what of that 0% financing you might’ve seen advertised a few months ago? Good news and bad news. The bad news is that, yes, there are fewer 0% offers than the record highs seen in late spring. In October, such deals made up about 9% of car loans, down from 12.9% in September, according to Edmunds data. But the good news is that this figure is still about 4 percentage points higher than the 2019 norm.

So what should you look for? The deal hunters at Edmunds have located five 2020 vehicles in various categories that still offer significant savings this month. They’re organized from the highest percent savings to the lowest. Note that these savings are averages, which means that you can likely improve on the savings with some negotiating and incentives.

2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Average manufacturer’s suggested price $41,361; average discount $10,364 (25% savings)

What Edmunds editors say: “The Bolt has surprising interior space for a vehicle that looks small from the outside. And for the 2020 model year, Chevrolet updated the Bolt’s battery pack, increasing its capacity without changing its size. The result is an increase in total range to an impressive 259 miles.”

2020 Jeep Cherokee

Average MSRP $32,768; average discount $6,013 (18% savings)

What Edmunds editors say: “The latest Jeep Cherokee ditches its nontraditional styling for a more familial look based on the bigger Grand Cherokee. The V6 engine is still an option, but there’s a hot turbocharged four-cylinder engine as well. In proper Jeep fashion, the Cherokee remains one of the most capable small SUVs for going off-road.”

2020 Chrysler 300

Average MSRP $35,587; average discount $6,484 (18% savings)

What Edmunds editors say: “There is nothing small about the Chrysler 300. It’s a large sedan in nearly every sense of the word, with a spacious upscale interior, a long wheelbase for a smooth ride, and an available V8 engine that has plenty of muscle.”

2020 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Average MSRP $27,090; average discount $4,940 (18% savings)

What Edmunds editors say: “The current-generation Ford Fusion Hybrid dates all the way back to 2013, but Ford’s continuous tweaks have kept




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Robbery: Arthur Avenue

A man called the police at 12:30 a.m. Nov. 12 to report he was robbed at gunpoint outside his home by two men who jumped out of an older car, took the victim’s car and left eastbound on Athens Avenue.

Fleeing and eluding: Beach Avenue

Police at 6:10 a.m. Nov. 10 arrested a woman for fleeing and eluding and operating a vehicle while intoxicated and a second woman for disorderly conduct while intoxicated.

An officer started pursuing the vehicle on Beach Avenue after noticing the license plates did not match the vehicle. The car took off at speeds up to 70 mph, according to a police event report. At one point, on Homewood Avenue, the car went over a curb and into a yard. The chase ended on Homewood and two occupants of the vehicle were detained.

Theft: Cove Avenue

Police at 7:02 p.m. Nov. 6 received a call from a resident reporting their vehicle was broken into and change is missing.

Theft: Detroit Avenue

A complainant called police at 5:14 p.m. Nov. 10 to report a teenage boy approached him at Kauffman Park and asked for some money to buy a drink. The complainant said when he took out his wallet, the teenager grabbed it and then left the park in a small gray car.

Disorderly conduct: Franklin Boulevard

Police a 5:34 p.m. Nov. 11 arrested a man for disorderly conduct while intoxicated after he was seen stumbling around near the intersection of Franklin Boulevard and Grace Avenue.

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At least three people were killed in California early Saturday when as many as 10 vehicles were involved in a crash on Highway 99 in Butte County, according to reports.

The pile-up around 12:30 a.m. involved at least five big rigs as motorists traveled in foggy conditions, FOX 40 of Sacramento reported.

In addition to the fatalities, at least two other people were hospitalized with injuries of varying severity, the station reported.

There was no immediate information available about the identities or ages of any of the victims.


The fog had reduced visibility in the Sacramento Valley area to about a quarter-mile as moisture from Friday rainfall evaporated into low cloud cover, according to FOX 40.

Foggy conditions are seen along Highway 99 in Butte County, Calif., after a multi-vehicle crash early Saturday. (California Highway Patrol-Oroville)

Foggy conditions are seen along Highway 99 in Butte County, Calif., after a multi-vehicle crash early Saturday. (California Highway Patrol-Oroville)

“Fog definitely played a role. It was really low visibility,” California Highway Patrol Officer Benjamin Draper of CHP-Oroville told KCRA-TV of Sacramento. “If someone is driving too fast, and it’s really bad fog, when you can only see as far as … in front of you, we can get incidents like this.”

The highway, which runs north and south in the center of the state, was closed along a 4.7-mile stretch between between Gridley and Biggs as first responders assisted travelers and launched an investigation, state fire authorities said in a Twitter post.


The roadway finally reopened around 9:30 p.m. Saturday, more than 20 hours later, KHSL-TV of Chico reported.

The crash site is about an hour’s drive north of Sacramento.

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WUHAN, China, Nov. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — China Automotive Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CAAS) (“CAAS” or the “Company”), a leading power steering components and systems supplier in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2020.

 Third Quarter 2020 Highlights

  • Net sales increased 13.8% to $114.4 million compared with $100.5 million in the third quarter of 2019;
  • Gross profit decreased to $13.6 million and gross margin declined to 11.9% from 17.2% in the third quarter of 2019;
  • Income from operations was $0.1 million compared to income from operations of $4.4 million in the third quarter of 2019;
  • Net income attributable to parent company’s common shareholders was $2.4 million, or diluted earnings per share of $0.08, compared to net income attributable to parent company’s common shareholders of $4.3 million, or diluted earnings per share of $0.14, in the third quarter of 2019;
  • Approximately 322,000 shares of common stock were repurchased.

First Nine Months of 2020 Highlights

  • Net sales were $271.2 million compared to $315.5 million in the first nine months of 2019;
  • Gross margin was 12.0% compared with 14.8% in the same period last year;
  • Diluted loss per share attributable to parent company’s common shareholders was $0.06 compared to diluted earnings per share attributable to parent company’s common shareholders of $0.26 for the first nine months of 2019;
  • Net cash flow from operating activities was $52.7 million compared with $4.1 million for the first nine months of 2019;
  • Cash and cash equivalents and pledged cash deposits were $113.5 million as of September 30, 2020.

Mr. Qizhou Wu, the Chief Executive Officer of CAAS, commented, “Our sales regained growth momentum in the third quarter as the Chinese economy has quickly rebounded from the worst effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to statistics from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (“CAAM”), new passenger car sales rose by 8.5% year-over-year in the month of July, by 6.0% in August and by 8.0% in September.  As a leading supplier of steering products for Chinese-branded vehicles, I am pleased that our sales growth outpaced the overall market. We still have work to do but we are encouraged by the positive signs on our way to a strong recovery.”

“With the worst behind us in China, we believe the government will continue to promote policies to ensure continued economic growth and to introduce incentives for domestic consumption which will benefit the automobile industry,” Mr. Wu concluded.

Mr. Jie Li, the Chief Financial Officer of CAAS, commented, “Our operations continued to generate positive operating cash flow and we purchased less capital production equipment in the third quarter of 2020 as our capacity remains sufficient.  Maintaining our financial strength has been one of our highest priorities as we continue to strengthen our balance sheet by reducing bank borrowing and controlling inventory. During the 3rd quarter, we also purchased approximately 322,000 shares of common stock in the open market that demonstrates our commitment to


Last Modified: March 25, 2020 by Jeff Ostroff | Originally Published April 25, 2007

If you are in the market for a used car, you must get a Vehicle History Report AND have the car inspected by a certified mechanic on a lift. Do not buy a used car without these two very important pieces of information. Making an educated decision on a used car purchase can save you thousands of dollars. Don’t make a huge mistake. You have been warned!

1. Why You Need a Vehicle History Report

  • It gives you a window into the car’s past.
  • According to the US Government roughly a half million cars are sold with fraudulent odometer readings annually, costing used car buyers over a billion dollars. Our research indicates many more go unreported!
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Electric Vehicle Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV), Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV)), By Region (North America, Europe, APAC, LATAM, MEA), And Segment Forecasts, 2020 – 2027

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The global agricultural tractor market demand was expected to be at 1,974.7 thousand units in 2019 and is expected to expand at a CAGR of 3.0% from 2020 to 2027. This growth is attributed to rising demand for food products and increasing mechanization in the agriculture industry. Further…Read More »

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Autonomous Vehicle Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Application (Transportation, Defense), By Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, MEA), And Segment Forecasts, 2021 – 2030

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