Import-badged cars and light trucks, which march to a different rebate drummer than those of the Big 3, are announcing their summer incentives. As usual, the offers are moderate.
Of this week's newcomers, only Toyota is offering cash - generally $500 to $1,500. But the full-sized 2004 Tundra pickup carries a top rebate of $2,500.
But even with the Tundra giveback, Toyota's rebates are dwarfed by Big 3 spiffs as high as $5,000.
Toyota offers finance terms of 0 percent to 3.9 percent on various models.
Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Volvo have only finance-rate incentives. They are 0.9 percent to 1.9 percent for Mercedes, 4.5 percent to 5.5 percent for Porsche and 1.9 percent to 2.9 percent for Volvo.