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The Best Car Bargains This Year

June 14, 2012

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There are 18 models that have either already been replaced by a new redesign, or will be this fall.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 YearDiscontinued This Year
Chevrolet MalibuBuick Lucerne
Dodge CaravanCadillac DTS
Ford EscapeCadillac STS
Ford FusionChevrolet Avalanche
Hyundai AzeraChrysler Town & Country
Hyundai Sante FeDodge Caliber
Jeep CompassDodge Dakota
Lexus ESDodge Durango
Lexus GS 350Ford Ranger
Nissan AltimaHonda Element
Nissan PathfinderKia Sedona
Nissan RogueLexus GS 460
Nissan SentraLexus HS 250h hybrid
Nissan VersaMazda Tribute
Porsche BoxsterMitsubishi Eclipse
Porsche CaymenMitsubishi Galant
Ram 1500  
Volkswagen Beetle