Like most automakers, General Motors has always offered a discount to members of the military who want to buy a car, but a new program means they can now save thousands without any negotiation. The simplified GM military discount offers military members invoice pricing on the car and its options, plus a $150 program fee, on any new Buick, Chevrolet or GMC car or truck.
The special pricing can be combined with all rebates and incentives, including bonus cash, customer cash and GM Card, as well as the customer's allowance on any car they trade in, which can substantially lower a monthly car payment. For example, military members can save $4,470.35 off the manufacturer's suggested retail price on a 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, or $3,967.90 off MSRP on the 2014 Chevrolet Traverse, with the special military pricing combined with current rebates and not including any allowance on a car trade-in.
GM's military discount is available to more members of the military than discounts from any other car brand. It includes active duty personnel, reserves, veterans within one year of discharge, and military retirees and their spouses in the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, National Guard and Coast Guard.
Tara Baukus Mello writes the cars blog as well as the weekly Driving for Dollars column, providing both practical financial advice for consumers as well as insight into the latest developments in the automotive world. Follow her on Facebook here or on Twitter: @SheDrives.