Announces Best New Car Deals of the Month for January 2008

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    "'s Best Deals of the Month, for the most part, held steady throughout 2007," said James Bell, publisher and editor of "The Toyota Prius and various versions of the Honda Civic, along with the Chevy Corvette and the Ford Escape Hybrid, never lost their high-value ranking over the last year. In the latter half of 2007, they were joined by several newcomers, including the Audi A4, the BMW 3-Series, the Toyota Tundra and even the Hummer H3. It will be very interesting to see which ones can maintain their top value rankings for the 2008 model year."

Bell also stands firmly behind his prediction that hybrids and other "green" vehicles will continue to gain in popularity. "In 2008, we will see the arrival of vehicles the public may not have expected to see in hybrid form, like the Chevrolet Malibu and Cadillac Escalade. That plays into one of the big themes we see this year: buying a hybrid doesn't necessarily mean buying a compact or small-size car."'s "Best Deals of the Month" identify new cars, trucks, and SUV's with the best ownership cost value in 33 respective classes. Selections are based on current car pricing, market conditions and the lowest national manufacturer consumer new car rebate. In addition, uses the latest information from numerous automotive resources to evaluate what it costs to buy, own and operate each new model-year trim line over a five-year basis.

The following "Best Deals" for January 2008 are ranked by vehicle type and size. Helps Consumers Do Their Homework updates vehicle data several times a month in order to capture the many expiring car rebates and ongoing incentive programs offered by manufacturers--giving consumers the most up-to-date analysis.'s "Best Deals" designation enables consumers to identify how car rebates affect a vehicle's value throughout ownership and not just at the time of purchase. Ownership costs can vary significantly among different trim lines of the same model. Additionally, continuously updates fuel costs based on the latest data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Vehicles designated as " Best Deals of the Month" are typically cars and trucks that have good to great ownership cost values before any manufacturer rebate. A rebate can often turn a good ownership cost value into a great value, and a great value into an " Best Deal of the Month."

Please visit for more information or to check the auto rebate section of any vehicle report for the most up-to-date incentives.

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