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10 New Cars with the Best Base Models

June 20, 2013

Times are tough and sometimes in order to purchase a new car, all one can afford is a base model. However, that's not to say that's a bad thing. Nowadays, many so-called "base models" still include lots of great features.

Cars.com recently revealed their top 10 picks for what they consider the best 2013 base models currently available. On the list are cars such as the Volvo S60 T5, which even at the base price includes features like rain-sensing windshield wipers and satellite radio. The base model Toyota Avalon XLE includes features like dual-zone climate control and heated front seats. And even the base model Honda Civic LX includes a rearview camera, Bluetooth, and USB.

Be sure to use the free CarWoo Deal Finder to get the biggest discounts on all vehicles below.

Vehicle Base Model Price
Chevrolet Spark LS$12,995
Scion xB$17,555
Honda Civic LX$18,995
Subaru Impreza 2.0i$18,655
Mazda5 Sport$20,735
Hyundai Sonata GLS$21,990
Chevrolet Camaro 1LS$24,245
Ford Fusion Hybrid$27,995
Toyota Avalon XLE$31,785
Volvo S60 T5$32,795

My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

TrueCar No-Haggle, Edmunds Price Promise, 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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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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