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Deals of the week: Nissan Titan, Jeep Liberty, Cruze, Jetta diesel

2011 Chevrolet Cruze

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The end-of-summer fire sales are over, and now the savvy shopper needs to do more homework, more digging. The deals out there are not so obvious as they were at the end of the Dog Days of August.

In particular, Deals is interested in cash offers that can be combined with cut-rate financing rates or some other incentive. We've found four interesting ones.

The richest in terms of cash offers is on the Nissan Titan pickup: a $5,000 factory discount that can be stacked with 0.0 per cent financing for up to seven years. Seven years of free money!

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Current Chrysler leaseholders might want to take advantage of the $3,000 in cash Chrysler Canada has for them when they purchase a new Jeep Liberty. That deal can be combined with 1.9 per cent financing for three years.

Two hot-selling compact sedans come with stackable deals, too. The Chevrolet Cruze is available with a $1,000 discount for qualified current leaseholders and that money can be stacked with 0.0 per cent financing for up to four years. And the Volkswagen Jetta TDI diesel is being pushed with a $500 factory-to-dealer discount that can be combined with 1.9 per cent financing for four years.

As usual, Deals of the Week obtained pricing information from www.carcostcanada.com. Here are the numbers.

2011 Nissan Titan S Crew Cab SWB

MSRP: $38,848

Freight, dealer prep, air conditioning tax: $1,730

Dealer discount (estimated): $2,000

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Factory discount: $5,000 (Stackable Trading Dollars factory-to-dealer rebate)

Taxable subtotal: $33,578

Total price with 13% HST: $37,943.14

Note: Can be combined with 0.0 per cent financing for up to seven years

2011 Jeep Liberty Sport

MSRP: $33,578

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Freight, air conditioning tax and dealer prep: $1,500

Dealer discount: $800

Taxable subtotal: $30,895

Total price with 13% HST: $34,911.35

Factory discount: $3,000 (Lease to Retail Bonus Cash factory-to-customer rebate)

Final price: $31,911.35

Note: Can be combined with 1.9 per cent financing for three years

2011 Chevrolet Cruze LS

MSRP: $14,995

Freight, dealer prep and air conditioning tax: $1,460

Dealer discount (estimated): $500

Taxable subtotal: $15,955

Total price with 13% HST: $18,029.15

Factory discount: $1,000 (Cash for Leases factory-to-customer rebate)

Final price: $17,029.15

Note: Can be combined with 0.0 per cent financing for up to four years

2011 Volkswagen Jetta Comfortline TDI Manual

MSRP: $23,875

Freight, dealer prep and air conditioning tax and Green Levy: $1,465

Dealer discount (estimated): $750

Factory discount: $500 (Dealer Cash factory-to-dealer rebate)

Taxable subtotal: $24,090

Total price with 13% HST: $27,221.70

Note: Note: Can be combined with 1.9 per cent financing for four years

Pricing information source: www.carcostcanada.com. Calculations based on Ontario customers. Please note that while the information above is accurate at the time of publication, incentives are given at the discretion of individual dealers, and may be changed or discontinued at any time. Dealer discounts are negotiated with the customer on a case-by-case basis.

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