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6 key questions answered on new, used cars, trucks, SUVs

Looking for a deal on a car in the midst of the pandemic?

There are some to be had, but don’t expect everything to be on sale just because the economy is sputtering.

Automakers dialed back discounts in June after ramping them up in May, and interest rates have ticked upward after reaching historic lows.

But deals are still better than this time last year. Here are answers to six key questions about new- and used-car shopping.

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Clearing out last year’s models?

Are dealers trying to sell off 2020 models before the 2021 cars and trucks arrive? Not yet. About two months of downtime at most manufacturing plants due to the pandemic means that dealers don’t have a surplus of vehicles.

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