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The Hardest Cars to Negotiate Right Now

November 17, 2011

As we approach the end of the year, most manufacturers have their 2012 models available for sale now.

But since most of them have just arrived, the demand outstrips supply by a good margin.

This will change over the next several months, but for those who need a car right now, it's difficult to negotiate a good deal.

For cars that are in highest demand, many dealers are finding eager customers willing to pay over MSRP.

As if that's not bad enough, it can also be hard to find models to choose from. You're likely going to have to settle for colors and options that may not be your first choice.

Right now, the hardest car to negotiate is the Hyundai Veloster - a model that was just released this month. Good luck finding one on dealer lots as most have already been pre-sold.

The smart thing to do is hold off buying any one of these models until next year, potentially saving you thousands of dollars.

If on the other hand, you're able to negotiate a great deal on one, we'd love to hear about it and let our readers know.

Top 20 Hardest Cars to Negotiate Right Now

  1. 2012 Hyundai Veloster
  2. 2012 Toyota Camry
  3. 2012 Subaru Outback
  4. 2012 Toyota Tacoma
  5. 2012 Honda Odyssey
  6. 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML350
  7. 2012 Toyota Sienna
  8. 2012 Honda Pilot
  9. 2012 Hyundai Elantra
  10. 2012 Kia Soul
  11. 2012 Lexus RX 350
  12. 2012 Mercedes-Benz C250
  13. 2012 Mini Countryman
  14. 2012 Scion tC
  15. 2012 Nissan Versa
  16. 2012 Honda Accord
  17. 2012 Honda Fit
  18. 2012 Hyundai Accent
  19. 2012 Mini Cooper hatchback
  20. 2012 Volkswagen Passat

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My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

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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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