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Best and Worst Cars to Negotiate in October

October 20, 2011

Sometimes a good car just might be a lousy deal. And if you take a car that's been overlooked, it could be a terrific buy.

Now that the overwhelming majority of cars are pretty reliable and safe, hunting for the best deal can becoming more important than ever.

Here is a list of cars that offer you the best and the worst opportunity to negotiate a good deal.

Each pick is based on a variety of factors, the most important point being how long it takes a dealer to sell that model.

The longer a particular vehicle sits on the dealership lot, the more likely bigger discounts will be accepted.

Not surprisingly, the list of best cars to negotiate are all leftover 2011 models, so you might have to hurry a little to ride this particular discount train.

Or you could just wait for those newer models to sit around and age a bit.

Worst Cars to Negotiate in October

1. 2012 Toyota Camry

2. 2012 Hyundai Veloster

3. 2012 Subaru Outback

4. 2012 Honda Odyssey

5. 2012 Lexus RX 350

6. 2012 Mercedes Benz ML350

7. 2012 Mini Cooper Countryman

8. 2012 Toyota Sienna

9. 2012 Honda Pilot

10. 2012 Hyundai Elantra

11. 2012 Kia Soul

12. 2012 Mercedes-Benz C250 sedan

13. 2012 Scion tC

14. 2012 Nissan Versa sedan

15. 2012 Honda Accord sedan

16. 2012 Honda Fit

17. 2012 Hyundai Accent hatchback

18. 2012 Mini Cooper hatchback

19. 2012 Volkswagen Passat

Best Cars to Negotiate in October

1. 2011 Jaguar XKR

2. 2011 Hyundai Azera

3. 2011 Jaguar XKR convertible

4. 2011 Saab 9-3 wagon

5. 2011 Toyota Yaris sedan

6. 2011 Lexus GS 450h

7. 2011 Saab 9-5

8. 2011 Saab 9-3 convertible

9. 2011 Volvo S40

10. 2011 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid

11. 2011 Mazda6

12. 2011 Suzuki Equator extended cab

13. 2011 Ram 1500

14. 2011 BMW 550i xDrive Gran Turismo

15. 2011 Cadillac CTS sedan


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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

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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