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Best & Worst Cars to Negotiate

April 16, 2015

The less time a car is parked on a dealer's lot, the more popular it is - meaning you as the consumer will have less wiggle room when it comes to negotiating.

According to, the fastest selling vehicles last month was the 2015 Jeep Renegade, which only took 5 days to sell. Also at the top of the list were the 2016 Porsche Cayenne and 2015 Porsche Macan, both only taking 8 days to move off dealer lots.

On the flip-side, the car taking the longest to sell in March was the 2015 Nissan GT-R, which hung out on dealer lots for an average of 170 days. Also not selling very quickly were the 2015 BMW 650i Gran Coupe, taking 168 days to sell, and the 2015 Kia K900, selling in 146 days.

You should try to postpone purchasing a vehicle that's on the Hard to Negotiate list. Waiting a few months will usually save you a lot of money. If it meet your needs, consider purchasing the models on the Easiest to Negotiate list. These models offer the best opportunities for deals since they should be plentiful on dealer lots.

As always, I highly recommend you use TrueCar No Haggle and Edmunds Price Promise to get the best deal possible on any of these vehicles.

Hardest to Negotiate

VehicleDays to Sell
2015 Jeep Renegade5
2016 Porsche Cayenne8
2015 Porsche Macan8
2015 Subaru Outback12
2015 Audi Q313
2015 Audi Q713
2015 Land Rover Range Rover13
2015 Toyota Highlander13
2016 Acura MDX14
2015 Cadillac Escalade ESV14
2015 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab14
2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport14
2015 Acura ILX15
2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek15
2015 Ford F-150 Crew Cab18
2015 Land Rover LR418
2015 Mercedes-Benz GL45018
2015 Subaru Impreza18
2015 Toyota 4Runner18
2016 Mazda CX-519
2015 Audi Q519

Easiest to Negotiate

VehicleDays to Sell
2015 Nissan GT-R170
2015 BMW 650i Gran Coupe168
2015 Kia K900146
2015 Kia Rio 5-Door136
2015 Kia Forte5 Hatchback127
2015 BMW 640i Gran Coupe126
2015 Nissan Versa Note124
2015 Audi S8123
2015 BMW M6 Convertible122
2015 Kia Rio Sedan119

My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

TrueCar No-Haggle and Edmunds Price Promise 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.
- 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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