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There are 18 models that have either already been replaced by a new redesign, or will be this fall.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 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|
|Ram 1500 || |
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