2018 Holiday Car Deals of the Year

Great deals for a magical holiday season!

Our magical Pricing elves have been hard at work the entire year to make sure you get the best selection at the best price. These are the extra-special holiday deals they’ve saved for those on the nice list. From small to large, we have a great selection of cars of all types for you and your loved ones.

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As a reminder, you can schedule a test drive straight to wherever is most convenient for you. Grab your cup of hot cocoa, and browse our holiday selection below.

NorCal deals

2015 Ford Mustang GT

2015 Ford Mustang GT
You Save: $5,499
CarGurus great deal

This re-imagined classic comes with 300hp and a 6-speed transmission. A blast to let loose on the open road.

2014 Lexus CT 200h Hybrid

2014 Lexus CT 200h Hybrid
You Save: $4,312
CarGurus great deal

A sporty 5-door hatchback with a robust 1.8-liter gasoline/ hybrid electric motor powertrain and Lexus styling.

2015 Cadillac Escalade ESV Premium

2015 Cadillac Escalade ESV Premium
You Save: $4,937
CarGurus great deal

The very definition of a luxury interior coupled with the horsepower and suspension to take you just about anywhere you can think of. With room for 7 adults and cargo, everybody fits.

2015 Audi A3 2.0T Premium Plus

2015 Audi A3 2.0T Premium Plus
You Save: $3,346
CarGurus great deal

This swift and stylish convertible sports All Wheel Drive, with a 2.0L engine for the responsible adult that still has some wild child inside.

2015 BMW 335i

2015 BMW 335i
You Save: $3,825
CarGurus great deal

The 2015 BMW 3 Series remains a solid luxury sedan that offers a comfortable cabin, smooth ride, and great driving dynamics.

2017 Porsche 718 Cayman

2017 Porsche 718 Cayman
You Save: $16,745
CarGurus great deal

This entry-level Porsche Cayman was the first to switch to a turbocharged 2.0 liter flat 4 engine, and what it lost in displacement, it gained in torque.

SoCal deals

2016 Dodge Challenger SXT Plus

2016 Dodge Challenger SXT Plus
You Save: $3,147
CarGurus great deal

All the muscle you need with the retro styling that turns heads. This car has the Premium Sound Package and encourages you to put your foot to the floor.

2012 Mercedes-Benz C350 Coupe

2012 Mercedes-Benz C350 Coupe
You Save: $6,630
CarGurus great deal

Above and beyond this car’s sleek silhouette, you’ll enjoy the 302-horsepower direct-injected V6 with precise suspension and handling.

2014 Chevrolet Volt

2014 Chevrolet Volt
You Save: $5,315
CarGurus great deal

A plug-in hybrid with a much larger electric range than all other hybrids in its class.

2014 Toyota Sienna XLE

2014 Toyota Sienna XLE
You Save: $4,581
CarGurus great deal

One of the most popular minivans in the world because of its versatility, cargo capacity, and top safety marks. Now available in AWD flavor.

2013 Volkswagen GTI

2013 Volkswagen GTI
You Save: $2,904
CarGurus great deal

This turbocharged GTI is one of the quickest cars around that will still get you 30 mpg. This hatch is one of the hottest available.

2010 Nissan Titan PRO-4x

2010 Nissan Titan PRO-4x
You Save: $2,075
CarGurus great deal

A reliable truck that offers greater safety because stability control, side airbags, and curtain airbags are standard, unlike many other trucks in its class. A true work horse.

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Savings calculated as of 12/21/2018 and may vary based on market conditions.

7 Handy Car Hacks That Will Make Your Life Easier

We all love our cars, but oftentimes we come across unavoidable problems and issues on the road that need a quick fix.  Below, we collected a slew of handy car hacks to make driving a breeze and tide you over until your next maintenance appointment. Read on, and share these tried-and-tested tips from Shift with your friends!

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10 Tips For Becoming A Better Teammate

Kate Heddleston is an Engineering Manager at Shift.

When I was first learning to play water polo, a coach told me something I’ve never forgotten. He said, “Great players make everyone around them look like great players.” A great player can catch any pass, anticipating imperfect throws and getting into position. When they make a return pass, they throw the ball so that the other person can make the catch easily.

Here at Shift HQ, software engineering is a team sport. Like water polo, you can’t build incredible software systems alone. So when I first heard the concept of the 10x engineer, I was confused. How could someone be so talented that it overshadows the power of teamwork? In my experience, individual excellence is necessary, but not sufficient, for greatness. Focusing purely on individual achievement misses the larger picture that teams are required to build great software. So I decided to change the definition of a 10x engineer to this:

A 10x engineer isn’t someone who is 10x better than those around them, but someone who makes those around them 10x better.

Over the years I’ve combined my personal experience with research about building and growing effective teams and turned that into a list of 10 ways to be a better teammate, regardless of position or experience level. While many things on this list are general pieces of advice for how to be a good teammate, there is an emphasis on how to be a good teammate to people from diverse backgrounds. Read on, and pass this along to the people you work and collaborate with on the daily!

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Meet The Trailblazing Women Behind The Shift Team

Here at Shift, we’re committed to empowering the women in our team through opportunities in leadership and professional development. As disruptors in an industry that is predominantly full of men, we are committed to building a team where everyone can feel welcomed, connected, and engaged as equal partners.

In honor of International Women’s Day and the hashtag #PressForProgress, we asked some of the trailblazing women in our team to share their thoughts and insights about women in the workplace, and how their work impacts the lives of our customers and in shaping our company culture. Read on and get inspired!

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How To Prepare Your Kids For Daylight Saving Time

Mark your calendars for Sunday, March 11 — Daylight Saving Time (DST) is almost upon us! Ready to “spring” forward? This Sunday, you’ll need to advance your clocks with one hour. Later in the autumn, you’ll have to re-adjust the time back to the standard time, and “fall” back. It’s not that complicated, but when it comes to your kids, DST comes with its own set of issues. A new way to experience time can be a difficult adjustment for them.

Here at Shift, we have a lot of customers with kids, and some of us even have kids of our own. So we’ve collected some handy tips that will ease the transition for your children, and make the time change as natural for them as possible. Read on—and if you have some tips of your own, share them with us in the comments!

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Where To Go This Weekend In San Francisco (March 3-4, 2018)

In this series on Shift, we round up all the must-see places and events happening every weekend in San Francisco. Scroll down, so you don’t miss out!

With the 90th Academy Awards (a.k.a. the Oscars!) airing this Sunday, you might want to sit this weekend out and stay glued to your TV. But not so fast! We’re looking at an awesome agenda for you in the weekend ahead. To get you pumped up for the first weekend of March, read on for a few exciting events to entice you to get out, hop in your car, and have a blast.

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Staff Picks: 3 Best Used Cars For 2018

It’s time-consuming and it can sap the life out of you. With so many considerations — everything from checking under hood to deciding on a color — across a range of many options, shopping for a used car can overwhelm you and you may just end up settling on the first decent one you spot. Thanks to our Shift team of drivers and buyers across San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego — the process just got a whole lot easier for you! Read on for our picks of the best used family, commuter, and luxury cars for the year ahead. Then, hop on to the comments and tell us what you think!

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6 Romantic California Getaways To Take This Weekend

Valentine’s Day may be over, but you can keep the romance going all weekend long with a last-minute getaway for you and your significant other. And if you happen to live in California, count yourself lucky! From national parks to wineries to beaches, you’re surrounded by a myriad of options for romantic escapes that are easily accessible by car. Recently, we expanded our coverage area to add even more places in Northern and Southern California. So we collected some of our favorite picks for the most swoon-worthy getaways to add to your long weekend agenda. Scroll down, and cue the wanderlust!

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#IHeartShift: 5 Things People Love About Shift

When it comes to finding your perfect car, we at Shift love playing Cupid! During Valentine’s Day, we featured some of our very own happy customers who met their dream cars on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. In case you missed it, we rounded them all up for you here in one post.

Curious about what it’s like to buy or sell a car with us? Just read on and get the scoop straight from the folks who went through the easy-peasy experience!

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Shift Pizza Club’s Top Ten SF Pizza Rankings

We run our Pizza Club the way we run our business – customer-centric, data-driven, and review-based.

Fridays at Shift are known for Pizza Club. Once the smell of fresh pizza hits, Pizza Club members come together to enjoy slices from a chosen pizzeria around San Francisco. Lively debate centers around life and pizza – what people think about the pizza, whether calzones count as pizzas (unclear), or whether we’ll ever gain enough consensus  to order a Hawaiian pizza again (unlikely).

Today was our 34th meeting since our first gathering on 4/21/2017. In honor of National Pizza Day, we wanted to share our journey across 27 different pizzerias and counting.

Shift National Pizza Day

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