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Cars That Are Easy to Negotiate

March 15, 2012

Each month, Cars.com compiles a list of "movers and losers", tracking the fastest and slowest-selling models in the market right now.

Since Cars.com has one of the largest inventory of new-car listings, they know exactly how long it takes each vehicle to sell once it is listed. The faster a car sells, the less likely dealers are willing to negotiate, and vice-versa.

Timing the market is essential if you're serious about saving money. If you're in the market to buy, it's a good idea to keep an eye on this list and consider purchasing a model that's on the "easy to negotiate" list.

Hardest Vehicles to Negotiate Right Now

VehicleDays to Sell
2012 BMW 328i sedan7 days
2013 Lexus GS 3508 days
2012 Toyota Prius9 days
2012 Honda CR-V10 days
2012 Hyundai Elantra sedan10 days
2012 Hyundai Veloster10 days
2012 Subaru Impreza hatchback10 days
2013 Volvo XC9010 days
2012 Honda Pilot11 days
2012 Audi Q512 days
2012 BMW X312 days
2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid12 days
2012 Toyota 4Runner12 days
2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid12 days
2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque13 days
2012 Subaru Impreza sedan13 days
2012 BMW 535i xDrive sedan14 days
2012 Kia Soul14 days
2012 Toyota RAV414 days

Easiest Vehicles to Negotiate Right Now

VehicleDays to Sell
2012 BMW X6 M114 days
2012 BMW 650i convertible111 days
2012 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid104 days
2012 Porsche 911 convertible104 days
2012 Fiat 500C convertible99 days
2012 Infiniti M35h hybrid98 days
2012 BMW 135i convertible96 days
2012 Infiniti EX3593 days
2012 Fiat 500 hatchback91 days
2012 Nissan NV cargo van89 days
2012 Mazda3 sedan76 days
2012 Nissan Altima sedan72 days
2012 Mazda CX-964 days

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.

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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