Get ready for summer with a new car or truck -- at a great price! Here are some highlights of the latest deals -- rebates, low-rate financing and other offers -- now available:

* Ford -- Pocket up to $3,000 cash back on the best-selling F-150 pick-up truck, as well as remaining inventories of the '07 Escape hybrid. Ford is also offering $2,000 cash back on the Five Hundred sedan, mid-size Explorer and Explorer Sport-Trac SUVs and the Freestyle mid-size wagon. There's also a $2,500 cash back offer available on the Crown Victoria full-size sedan, $1,000 on Mustang -- and a $500 bonus for buyers of the new/restyled 2008 Escape compact SUV. Most of these offers are good through July 2. (See http://www.fordvehicles.com/incentives/offers/ for more information.)

* Lincoln/Mercury -- Get $7,000 cash back (or zero percent financing) on a new Town Car full-size luxury sedan, or $4,000 cash back (and zero percent financing) on the Mark LT luxury pick-up truck. Lincoln is also offering $1,000 cash back (and special rate financing deals) on the restyled Navigator SUV and the all-new MKZ luxury-sport sedan. Most of these offers are good through June 2. (See http://www.lincoln.com/home.asp for more information.)

* GM -- General Motor's Saturn division is offering up to $2,000 cash back on the popular VUE sport-utility vehicle, plus $500 cash back on the all-new Aura sedan, Ion coupe and Ion sedan, These offers are good through June 30. (See http://www.gm.com/automotive/vehicle...eg_incent.html for more information.)

* Acura -- Special low-rate financing (1.9-3.9 percent) is available on the new RDX sport-crossover and the TL luxury-sport sedan through April 30.

* Kia -- Get $1,500 cash back (or low-rate financing) on the Optima sedan, $1,000 cash back on the Sedona minivan -- and $500 cash back on the Rio compact sedan through April 30. There's also a $4,000 cash back offer on remaining inventories of '06 Amanti sedans.

* Chrysler -- Through April 30, buyers can get up to $4,000 cash back on Town & Country minivan, $2,500 on the Hemi-powered 300C sedan (including high performance SRT-8 versions), $2,000 cash back on Pacifica wagons and $1,500 cash back on the PT Cruiser. There are also $1,000 cash back offers available on the PT Cruiser convertible and the new Aspen full-size luxury SUV.

* Porsche -- Through April 30, the acquisition of a Porsche will be a little bit easier courtesy of 6.25 percent financing on Boxsters, Caymans -- and the all-new 2008 Cayenne SUV.

* Honda -- 0.9 percent financing is now available on the Element, Odyssey, Pilot and Ridgeline -- with 2.9 percent financing available on the Accord and Civic. Deals are good through April 30.

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