Dodge Lowers Prices on 2010 Vehicles
Dodge is looking to bring customers back with more standard options and lower suggested retail prices as the company continues to restructure itself.
For example, the midsize 2010 Dodge Avenger sedan is $1,000 less than the 2009 model even though it comes with standard satellite radio, heated seats and bluetooth and iPod connectivity, running just under $20,000. The Heat upgrade increases wheel size to 18 inches, fog lights and an upgraded Boston Acoustics stereo system for $1,000 more.
Doing more with less is also the case for the 2010 Dodge Nitro compact crossover. It will cost $23,995, but include a 4 liter V6 engine standard. It's counterpart, the Journey, is several hundred dollars cheaper, and is now available with cruise control and larger wheels for $21,165.
If you've been looking to buy a new Dodge car, now is the time to consider them. Updated interiors and features now cost less than bare bone models did in previous years. Nearly every model in the lineup offers better seats, plastic trim in the interior and connectivity with your mobile devices.
My Recommendation for Car ShoppersTrueCar, Edmunds, and 1-800 Car Show are the quickest way to see the lowest car prices in your area. These sites show you no-haggle prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually really good. This should be the first step you take when negotiating your car price. Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
California Residents - Important:There is a new online car buying service called Roadster, available only to California residents, which I highly recommend you try - especially if you hate the stress of haggling with a car salesman. They provide an expert concierge who negotiates the price of the car and delivers it to your home with zero hassle - you never have to interact with a dealership. Here is my in-depth review of Roadster and why I recommend it.
- Gregg Fidan
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About: Gregg Fidan
Gregg Fidan + is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.
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