The Best Cars for the Money
U.S. News & World Report has released its "Best Car for the Money" awards for 2011.
The rankings are based on the opinions of hundreds of automotive journalists coupled with the cost of ownership for each vehicle compared to the competition.
The results were surprising in that no one brand won the majority of awards - meaning there is long-term value across many different manufacturers.
You just have to know which models to choose and which to stay away from.
2011 Rankings for "Best Car for the Money"
|Family Sedans||Ford Taurus|
|Upscale Compact||Volkswagen GTI|
|Upscale Sedans||Buick Regal|
|Sports||Mazda MX-5 Miata|
|Compact Crossover||Mitsubishi Outlander Sport|
|Midsize Crossover||Chevrolet Traverse|
|Full Size SUVs||Chevrolet Tahoe|
|Luxury Compact Crossover||Infiniti EX35|
|Luxury Midsize Crossover||Lexus RX 350|
|Wagons||Hyundai Elantra Touring|
|Compact Pickup Trucks||Suzuki Equator|
|Full Size Pickup Trucks||Chevrolet Silverado 1500|
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.
New York Tri-State Residents - Important:There is a new car leasing service called Carvoy, available to NY tri-state area residents, which I recommend you try - especially if you hate the stress of haggling with car dealerships. Carvoy provides pre-negotiated lease deals, calculated with taxes and all fees incuded so you know exactly what it will cost. Here is my list of Best Carvoy deals, updated each month.
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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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