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Top 10 Best Car Deals This Month

March 22, 2012

Each month, Consumer Reports picks their list of the top 10 best new car deals nationwide.

To qualify, the vehicles have to be current year models that have met Consumer Reports' criteria to be recommended. That means they scored well in testing, had average or better reliablity, and performed well in safety tests.

All of the models this month can be negotiated 15% or more off MSRP. Most come with cash-back rebates.

Make & modelMSRPInvoice priceCustomer rebateDealer incentivePotential savings
2012 Chevrolet Malibu24,23023,057Yes 20%+
2012 Ford F-15038,26534,815Yes 15%+
2012 Ford Fusion23,77022,012Yes 15%+
2012 Ford Taurus32,95030,420Yes 15%+
2012 Honda Accord 23,95021,791 Yes15%+
2012 Mazda622,27520,652 Yes15%+
2012 Nissan Altima23,49022,070Yes 15%+
2012 Nissan Frontier28,44526,708Yes 15%+
2012 Nissan Maxima35,54032,613Yes 15%+
2012 Nissan Sentra20,36019,040Yes 15%+

Be sure to use the CarWoo Negotiation Tool when getting pricing.

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- 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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