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Best and Worst Cars to Negotiate Right Now

February 17, 2011

Best Cars to NegotiateWith the New Year, plenty of new models are hitting the streets, and they’re selling fast.

Eleven of the top 21 fastest-selling cars last month were either significantly redesigned or brand-new models, which means it might be harder to find the exact model you’re looking for.

The average number of days it took to sell a new 2011 or 2012 was 40 days in January, up slightly from December’s 35 days.

The longer it takes to sell a car, the better it is for negotiation.

The poor performers in January were largely convertibles and high-performance cars that don’t sell well during frigid winter months.

Of course, that also means it's the perfect time to shop for these cars before the weather turns, especially if you have a garage.

Best Cars to Negotiate Right Now

Worst Cars to Negotiate Right Now


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California Residents - Important:

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- Gregg Fidan

Gregg Fidan

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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