Back to school deal from Toyota — Licensed teachers in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut can get a special discount on a purchase or lease from metropolitan area Toyota dealers. Through September 4th, Toyota dealers will waive their first month’s payment, up to $500, plus give you a $250 gift certificate to Teacher Created Resources to spend on classroom supplies. Even with this discount deal, shop around to be sure you are getting the best price on a particular model, and always take a test drive to be sure you and the car can live together comfortably for a couple of years. Details on the car buying discount on the microsite Toyota Loves Teachers. For tips on best cars under $20,000, see Best Affordable Cars on my other website, ecoXplorer.