* Lincoln/Mercury -- Now may be the best time ever to buy a new Lincoln Town car. A $7,000 cash back offer is on the table through April 2. Buyers can also get $5,000 cash back on the Monterey van, $3,500 cash back on the Mark LT pick-up and $1,000 cash back on the just-restyled '07 Navigator SUV. There are special lease packages available on several popular vehicles, too. (See www.fordvehicles.com/incentives/offers/ for more information.)

* Ford -- Through April 2, you can get up to $4,500 cash back or 0 percent financing on F-series pick-ups, $2,500 cash back on the mid-sized Escape SUV and $2,000 cash back on the Ranger pick-up, Explorer Sport Trac, full-size Expedition SUV and six-passenger, full-size Crown Victoria sedan. There's also a $1,000 cash back on Mustang V-6 or 2.9 percent financing for 36 months and special lease deals the Fusion. The best deal of all, though, may be the spectacular $5,000 cash back (or low-rate financing) offer on the Freestar minivan. (See www.fordvehicles.com/incentives/offers/ for more information.)

* Chrysler/Dodge -- Free upgrades to a Hemi V-8 on the Ram 1500, Dakota and Durango SUV are on the table through the month of April. Dodge is also offering up to $5,000 cash back on Ram 1500, $2,000 on Durango and Dakota -- and $1,000 on several Jeep models, including Liberty, Commander and Grand Cherokee. There are $3,000 rebates available on the Dodge Caravan minivan, $500 rebates on the Caliber, $2,500 on Charger SRT-8 sedan and $1,500 on Magnum wagon. (See http://www-5.chrysler.com/incentives...Controller.do?

* GM -- Through April 3, GM's Cadillac division is offering a whopping $7,500 cash back on the Escalde ESV and EXT luxury SUVs -- or 0 percent financing. Cadillac is also offering $6,000 cash back or 0 percent financing on the STS luxury-sport sedan and $5,000 cash back on the DTS full-size sedan and SRX crossover. You can also score up to $7,000 cash back on a new Suburban, $6,000 cash back on a new Chevy Avalanche pick-up, $5,000 on a new Silverado pick-up. There are some great deals available on new Buicks, too -- including $4,000 cash back on the Rainier crossover SUV. But the biggest deal -- or steal -- is the $8,000 cash back you can get on a Saab 9-5 sedan. (See http://www.gm.com/automotive/vehicle...eg_incent.html for more information. )

* Acura is offering low rate financing (1.9-3.9 percent) through April 30 on several models, including the RDX and MDX crossover SUVs, the RL and TL sedans and the TSX and RSX.

*BMW is offering special low-rate financing (3.9 percent) through April 30 on the 5-Series sedan and Z4 roadster.

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