GM Kicks Off Second Half With 72-Hour SaleBy Michelle Krebs July 1, 2009
General Motors announced a 72-hour sale offering zero-interest financing for 72 months on some 2009 and 2010 models to get the second half off to a quick start.
In addition, GM is promoting its 74 models eligible for the Cash for Clunkers program to kick in later this month.
GM's 72-Hour Sale runs from July 1 to July 6. It provides zero-interest financing for up to 72 months to "well-qualified buyers" on select 2009 and 2010 vehicles in dealer stock. Those models include: Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra regular, extended and crew cab light-duty pickups; Chevrolet Suburban and GMC Yukon XL SUVs; Chevrolet Impala; and the Pontiac Vibe, G3, G5, G6 and G8.
Although not part of the 72-Hour Sale, many other vehicles are available with zero-interest financing up to 60 months for well-qualified buyers. A full list of current offers, conditions and eligible vehicles, is available on GM's Web site.
GM also is promoting the fact that it has 74 -- twice as many as any other auto manufacturer -- that may qualify under the new Federal CARS (Car Allowance Rebate System) "Cash for Clunkers" program.
The program, in effect on July 23, provides vouchers worth $3,500 to $4,500 for consumers who trade their old qualifying vehicles for new, more fuel-efficient ones.
A list of the GM models that may qualify, depending on the EPA estimated combined fuel economy of the vehicle they are trading in, as well as its age and condition, is available on the special Web site established by the government.
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The Pontiac G8 is part of GM's 72-Hour Sale, with no-interest financing for 72 months.