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Top 20 Most Popular Cars Right Now

May 3, 2012

Sales of new vehicles increased 18% last month compared to the same time last year.

The most popular with car buyers was the Toyota Camry, selling nearly 37,000 units. The Honda Accord surprisingly finished number two, selling over 35,000 units, despite the fact that a newly redesigned version will be available later this year.

The Nissan Altima slipped from #2 all the way down to #12, which means dealers will be more likely to offer better deals this month. Up until now, the Altima had been in a close race with the Camry as the best-selling car in America.

Top 20 Best Selling Cars in America Right Now

#1Toyota Camry36,820
#2Honda Accord35,385
#3Toyota Prius Family25,168
#4Toyota Corolla/Matrix24,804
#5Honda Civic24,423
#6Chevrolet Malibu21,906
#7Ford Fusion21,610
#8Hyundai Sonata20,521
#9Ford Focus19,425
#10Chevrolet Cruze18,205
#11Hyundai Elantra16,836
#12Nissan Altima16,239
#13Volkswagen Jetta15,658
#14Chevrolet Impala14,965
#15Chrysler 20013,343
#16Dodge Avenger11,147
#17Kia Optima11,021
#18Kia Soul10,716
#19Volkswagen Passat10,096
#20Chevrolet Camaro 9,627

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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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