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Deals of the week: Wealthy car buyers like bargains too

2011 Jaguar XKR

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Interested in a 2011 Aston Martin DB9?

Grand Touring Automobiles has one with a sale price of $188,800. That's a massive discount from the $225,149 list.

Or how about a 2011 Bentley Flying Spur demonstrator: list price $257,484; sale price $218,800.

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Grand Touring is a high end dealership specializing in Astons, Bentleys, Bugattis, Jaguars, Land Rovers and Rolls-Royces. Right now this retailer is touting a big sale and it shows that wealthy people like big, fat deals, too.

Naturally, that sent Deals of the Week looking for other deals on premium vehicles. We found a tidy discount on the BMW X6 sport activity vehicle and the savvy buyer should be able to squeeze out a few thousand more in a dealer discount during negotiations.

Infiniti's G37 coupe has $1,000 factory discount in play and if you push, the dogged buyer could push the dealer into a decent discount, too.

And the luscious Jaguar XK coupe is being pushed with a $10,000 factory discount. Again, some sort of dealer discount is likely in play, too.

For you mainstream buyers we also dug into what Kia Canada is offering on the Kia Forte compact sedan: a $2,500 factory discount that can be combined with a certain financing option.

Our conclusion: Whether you're rich or not, the deals are out there.

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

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2011 BMW X6 35i AWD

MSRP: $65,700

Freight, dealer prep, air conditioning tax: $2,095

Dealer discount (estimated): $3,000

Taxable subtotal: $64,795

Factory discount: $1,500 (Alternate Cash factory-to-dealer rebate)

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Total price with 13% HST: $71,523.35

2011 Infiniti G37 coupe AWD

MSRP: $46,700

Freight, dealer prep: $2,020

Dealer discount: $2,000

Taxable subtotal: $46,720

Factory discount: $1,000 (Stackable Merchandizing Dollars factory-to-dealer rebate)

Total price with 13% HST: $51,663.60

Note: 1.9 per cent financing for three years.

2011 Kia Forte LX sedan

MSRP: $15,995

Freight, dealer prep and air conditioning tax: $1,445

Dealer discount (estimated): $500

Factory discount: $2,500 (Kia Prime Rate Credit factory-to-dealer rebate)

Total price with 13% HST: $16,317.20

Note: Cash discount to be combined with 4.39 per cent financing for up to five years.

2011 Jaguar XK coupe

MSRP: $96,500

Freight, dealer prep and air conditioning tax: $1,450

Dealer discount (estimated): $4,000

Factory discount: $10,000 (Purchase Cash factory-to-dealer rebate)

Taxable subtotal: $83,950

Total price with 13% HST: $94,863.50

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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About the Author
Senior writer, Globe Drive

In 25 years of covering the auto industry, Jeremy Cato has won more than two-dozen awards, including three times being named automotive journalist of the year. Jeremy was born in Montreal and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. More

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