San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) June 17, 2009
USAA's popular online car buying service now includes up to $1,000 in additional discounts on new General Motors cars and trucks - beyond current rebates and dealer incentives - thanks to a new offer announced by the two companies.
This new offer provides additional savings to what members experienced last year when they used the Car Buying Service that offers pre-negotiated pricing which saved them nearly $19 million off the average price paid by car buyers nationwide. USAA helps its members save money on vehicle purchases and allows car buyers to build, find, finance and insure their vehicles online.
The offer, valid for vehicles delivered through Dec. 31, 2009, gives USAA's 7.1 million members the opportunity to save $1,000 if replacing a car that has been classified as "totaled" or $750 for other new GM purchases.
"Our members are responding very favorably to this new offer ," USAA Federal Savings Bank President David Bohne said. "In these trying economic times, they are grateful that USAA continues to look for ways to save them money and thankful we are working with an American auto manufacturer. This helps GM during these current times and allows USAA to leverage its members' buying power to provide real savings to members considering a new car purchase this summer."
USAA members, comprised primarily of active duty, Guard and Reserve military members and their families, purchased more than a million vehicles in 2008, including more than 200,000 new GM products.
"We're pleased to be working with USAA's membership to offer our world-class, fuel efficient cars and trucks at a substantial savings," said Jim Bunnell, GM North America executive director of Vehicle Sales, Service, and Marketing. "We have a long and proud history of supporting our military personnel, and this offer demonstrates that continuing partnership in a meaningful way that puts dollars back into a member's home budget."
The special discount with GM applies to all makes and models of GM autos and trucks with the exception of the Corvette ZR1, Cadillac CTS-V and medium duty trucks (4500 series or higher, such as Kodiak and Topkick). Purchasers must be a member or customer of USAA to receive this offer.
For more on USAA's car buying service, visit usaa.com/carbuying.
USAA, a diversified financial services group of companies, is among the leading providers of financial planning, insurance, investments, and banking products to members of the U.S. military and their families. For the past three years, BusinessWeek magazine ranked USAA among the top two "Customer Service Champs," highlighting our legendary commitment of providing highly competitive financial products for 7 million members. For more information about USAA, or to learn more about membership, visit usaa.com.
About General Motors
General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM), one of the world's largest automakers, was founded in 1908, and today manufactures cars and trucks in 34 countries. With its global headquarters in Detroit, GM employs 235,000 people in every major region of the world, and sells and services vehicles in some 140 countries. In 2008, GM sold 8.35 million cars and trucks globally under the following brands: Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, GM Daewoo, Holden, Hummer, Opel, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn, Vauxhall and Wuling. GM's largest national market is the United States, followed by China, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Canada, Russia and Germany. GM's OnStar subsidiary is the industry leader in vehicle safety, security and information services. More information on GM can be found at http://www.gm.com.