Black Friday discounts sure brought out those interested in a new ride, and then some.
Ford (F) reported on Thursday that sales in November rose 5.1%, spurred by an 11% surge in sales of its popular F-series truck. General Motors (GM) clocked in with a 10.2% sales increase, notching a record month across all four of its brands. Even Japanese automaker Toyota (TM) got in on the fun, with sales gaining 4.3% on the back of strong demand for its trucks.
According to J.D. Power, U.S. light-vehicle sales are projected to increase a solid 5% in November vs. a year ago helped by two extra selling days as well as incentives around Black Friday. If met, U.S. vehicle sales in November -- at 1.37 million -- would represent the highest November sales on record, beating out the 1.32 million vehicles that found new homes in November 2001.
Some of the Black Friday auto discounts haven't been too hard to find.
General Motors from Oct. 1 through Jan. 3 is offering supplier pricing to Costco (COST) members on new 2016 or 2017 Buick, Cadillac, GMC or Chevrolet models. It's also offering Costco members that buy a car "Costco Cash Gift Cards" for either $300 or $700, depending on membership type. Ford is currently offering a $1,000 "Smart Bonus" on most of its models on top of any local dealer discounts.
But hey, who really wants a discounted four-door hybrid parked out front on Christmas Day. Here are five of the most amazing new supercars TheStreet has tested this year that would make that special someone in your life extra happy come Christmas morning. We ranked them from most affordable to the most extravagant. It's highly unlikely that these hot machines will be on sale this holiday season.
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