Cars That Are Easy to Negotiate
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
|Vehicle||Days to Sell|
|2012 BMW 328i sedan||7 days|
|2013 Lexus GS 350||8 days|
|2012 Toyota Prius||9 days|
|2012 Honda CR-V||10 days|
|2012 Hyundai Elantra sedan||10 days|
|2012 Hyundai Veloster||10 days|
|2012 Subaru Impreza hatchback||10 days|
|2013 Volvo XC90||10 days|
|2012 Honda Pilot||11 days|
|2012 Audi Q5||12 days|
|2012 BMW X3||12 days|
|2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid||12 days|
|2012 Toyota 4Runner||12 days|
|2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid||12 days|
|2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque||13 days|
|2012 Subaru Impreza sedan||13 days|
|2012 BMW 535i xDrive sedan||14 days|
|2012 Kia Soul||14 days|
|2012 Toyota RAV4||14 days|
Easiest Vehicles to Negotiate Right Now
|Vehicle||Days to Sell|
|2012 BMW X6 M||114 days|
|2012 BMW 650i convertible||111 days|
|2012 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid||104 days|
|2012 Porsche 911 convertible||104 days|
|2012 Fiat 500C convertible||99 days|
|2012 Infiniti M35h hybrid||98 days|
|2012 BMW 135i convertible||96 days|
|2012 Infiniti EX35||93 days|
|2012 Fiat 500 hatchback||91 days|
|2012 Nissan NV cargo van||89 days|
|2012 Mazda3 sedan||76 days|
|2012 Nissan Altima sedan||72 days|
|2012 Mazda CX-9||64 days|
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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