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Top 10 Best Deals on Leftover 2011 Models

October 13, 2011

With the model year changeover in full effect, if you're serious about getting a good deal, now is the time to start looking.

The experts at have put together a list of their top 10 choices based on a combination of price and value.

The list includes vehicles from BMW, Chevy, Ford, Honda, Nissan, Mercedes-Benz and two each from Jeep and Toyota.

These are all leftover 2011 models, which means the deals will be gone as soon as dealers can get rid of these models. Among them are five passenger cars, four SUVs and a minivan.

  1. 2011 BMW 3-Series
    With a redesigned 2012 expected soon, there is an average 13% off MSRP on the current 2011 edition.

  2. 2011 Chevrolet Malibu
    With discounts of $4,000 below MSRP, this is among the most affordable family sedans.

  3. 2011 Ford Flex
    The 2012 model is already on the lot so old iron needs discounts to move it on out.

  4. 2011 Honda Pilot
    Redesigned 2012s are already here so prices are slashed on remaining 2011 stock.

  5. 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Almost sold out and the 2012 model is here, but the 2011s are about 10% cheaper.

  6. 2011 Jeep Liberty
    Look for discounts of about $4,000 below MSRP.

  7. 2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
    A redesigned 2012 will be here soon and there are too many 2011 models still on the lot.

  8. 2011 Nissan Altima
    Both model years are available, while Nissan is putting out incentives to reach sales goals.

  9. 2011 Toyota Camry
    The redesigned 2012 is here, but there remains an ample supply of leftover models.

  10. 2011 Toyota Sienna
    With a recent redesign, there are plenty on hand that should soon gain incentives as the 2012 models arrive.

My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

TrueCar No-Haggle, Edmunds Price Promise, 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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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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