Drive a bargain

The chart below represents the best deals today on 1999 mid-size SUVs. All are equipped with automatic transmission, air conditioning, alloy wheels, antilock brakes, CD player (except Chevy Blazer), cruise control, luggage rack, and power windows and door locks.

CarBargains, which provides the data, is a service that, for $165, gets bids from five dealers in your area on the car you want. The prices include destination charges, customer rebates, and dealer incentives, but exclude fees and regional advertising expenses. Call 800-475-7283.

1999 Amount over (+) Factory

Mid-size SUVs Best Amount under (-) invoice

sticker price price factory invoice cost

Ford Explorer XLT 4WD V6

$29,585 $26,309 -$400 $26,709

Isuzu Rodeo LS 4WD V6

28,535 22,770 -2900 25,670

Chevy Blazer 4WD V6

27,240 22,255 -2,400 24,655

Jeep Grand Cherokee Ltd 4WD V6

34,715 30,642 -700 31,342

Source: CarBargains

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