Newly released sales figures for the first six months of 2013 show the auto industry running at a very healthy pace that could see annual volume numbers approach 15.5 million units by year's end. To ensure that momentum continues, research indicates that a number of manufacturers are kicking off the second half by creating some very attractive buying opportunities on a wide range of vehicles.

See the 10 Best Car Deals of the Month

"Holiday weekends like the Fourth of July provide a great opportunity for new-car shoppers to snag a hot deal, especially as dealers begin to clean house in preparation for accepting new 2014 model-year inventory," said Alec Gutierrez, senior market analyst for Kelley Blue Book's "This weekend, new-car shoppers can find many financing, cash back and lease deals on different mainstream favorites and fun-for-summer models as well as luxury cars."

Among the deals currently being offered is one for the 2013 Ford Mustang with zero-percent financing for 60 months and a monthly payment of $361. See the others via the link above.

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