The Best Car Bargains This Year
For those looking for the best possible new car deals, your best bet is to buy either a discontinued model, or one that will be replaced by a new redesign this year.
You won't be getting the latest bells and whistles, but you will be saving thousands of dollars. One caveat, I don't recommend you buy these models if you're not willing to keep them for at least 6 years.
This is because these vehicles take a big depreciation hit due to their lower desirability. But the longer you own the car, the better you'll absorb this initial depreciation.
There are 18 models that have either already been replaced by a new redesign, or will be this fall. There are 16 models that are slated to be discontinued after this model year.
To maximize your savings, use the CarWoo Tool to find local dealers who are most willing to negotiate on these cars.
|Redesign This Year||Discontinued This Year|
|Chevrolet Malibu||Buick Lucerne|
|Dodge Caravan||Cadillac DTS|
|Ford Escape||Cadillac STS|
|Ford Fusion||Chevrolet Avalanche|
|Hyundai Azera||Chrysler Town & Country|
|Hyundai Sante Fe||Dodge Caliber|
|Jeep Compass||Dodge Dakota|
|Lexus ES||Dodge Durango|
|Lexus GS 350||Ford Ranger|
|Nissan Altima||Honda Element|
|Nissan Pathfinder||Kia Sedona|
|Nissan Rogue||Lexus GS 460|
|Nissan Sentra||Lexus HS 250h hybrid|
|Nissan Versa||Mazda Tribute|
|Porsche Boxster||Mitsubishi Eclipse|
|Porsche Caymen||Mitsubishi Galant|
My Recommendation for Car ShoppersTrueCar, Edmunds, 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
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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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