"Car sales will remain elevated in November in large part because of Black Friday," said Jessica Caldwell, an Edmunds.com senior analyst. "In recent years, both car shoppers and car dealers have turned toward Black Friday as an opportunity to dive into the holiday shopping season. This is a good example of how the auto industry continues to evolve to become more like the rest of the retail market."
Of course, automakers and individual dealers are getting into the spirit of the season with many special promotions.
"Buy or lease a Mazda and we'll donate $150 to charity," the company said.
Some car dealers, including Courtesy Chevrolet in Phoenix, Arizona, are mimicking the mall madness by opening doors to rabid shoppers at 5 a.m. on November 28. This dealership is offering a "buy one vehicle — get one free deal."
"Normally you only see offers this good in your local Walmart — well, expect a line at the door, we open at 5 a.m.!" the dealership said in an online advertisement. "We have free giveaways every half hour, so pick up your ticket and have a chance of winning flat screen TVs, Wii's, Xboxes, gift cards, free oil changes, free details, and more."
Edmunds.com is predicting that Black Friday will boost November car sales. The projected sales will be a 1.3 percent decrease from October 2014, but a 1.6 percent increase from November 2013.
Edmunds says: Showrooms are the place to be on Black Friday.