Our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy have changed.

By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to the new Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

American cars: Red, white and cheap

A bad economy and crumbling auto sales have created absurdly low prices for some truly great American cars.

1 of 8
BACKNEXT
Cadillac CTS
Sticker price: $36,560 - $40,760
Wholesale price: $34,366 - $38,314
Market price: $30,607 - $34,500

Auto sales are down for the count. Sales of American cars, in particular, have been K.O.'d.

In a vain attempt to get things moving again, American car manufacturers are piling on incentives and dealers are slashing prices. That means you can get some amazing - absurd, really - prices on some great cars.

Many American cars and trucks are going for below the dealer's wholesale price, according the real-world pricing data provided by Vincentric for AOL Autos. That includes truly top-notch vehicles that are competitive, on every level, with foreign competitors.

The Cadillac CTS could be the poster child for this crazy car sale of the century. Even at its full sticker price, the CTS is well worth the money. Here you have a car with the outstanding handling and ride qualities of its German competitors but with more room inside than a similarly-priced BMW or Mercedes-Benz.

The interior is also one of the prettiest in the business. Plus, the controls for navigation, climate control and entertainment are much easier to use than those found in most luxury cars. The CTS was also named a "Top Safety Pick" by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Click through the gallery to see more deals on some great American cars.


NEXT: Ford Flex
Last updated March 28 2009: 8:17 AM ET
Find Your Next Car
More Galleries
Super Bowl bound? Things to do in Houston besides the big game If you're one of the thousands of fans are headed to Houston for the Super Bowl Sunday, here are five things to do when you're not at the stadium. More
Sneak peek at Super Bowl 51 ads The ghost of Spuds MacKenzie and an ad about immigration steal the show in the swell of upcoming Super Bowl ads. Advertisers are paying, on average, $5 million for 30-second spots during Sunday's game on Fox. But if you want to watch something other than commercials, the New England Patriots happen to be playing the Atlanta Falcons. More
Most expensive cars from the Scottsdale collector car auctions The ten most expensive cars sold at the annual Arizona collector auctions went or a total of $44 million. More

Special Offer