List of Cars You Shouldn't Buy Right Now
As a new car shopper, sometimes it can get really frustrating trying to find a good deal on a popular vehicle.
Everyone seems to want the same vehicles and dealers are low on inventory for many models - especially ones that are newly redesigned or were introduced this year.
Some are even getting away with charging over MSRP because the demand is so high.
In cases like this, it's best to wait a few months in hopes of production catching up with demand - or you may want to consider an alternative model, one that doesn't suffer from supply/demand contraints.
Doing so can save you several thousand dollars.
Here are the most in-demand vehicles right now. It's going to be very difficult to get a great deal on these models, so if you really want one right now - expect to pay a big premium.
- 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid
- 2012 Toyota 4Runner
- 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
- 2012 Nissan Juke
- 2012 BMW X3
- 2012 Subaru Forester
- 2012 Toyota Prius V
- 2012 Acura MDX
- 2012 BMW 535i xDrive
- 2012 Audi Q5
- 2012 BMW 528i
- 2012 Honda Fit
- 2012 Hyundai Elantra
- 2012 Mercedes-Benz E350
- 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML350
- 2012 Hyundai Veloster
- 2012 Kia Soul
- 2012 Porsche Cayenne
My Recommendation for Car ShoppersTrueCar 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
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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