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Best Deals on Used Family Sedans

August 8, 2013


If you're in the market for a used car that will fit the entire family in comfort and safety, then you're in luck -- right now a number of vehicles meet these requirements AND are great values.

Consumer Reports has the full low-down on these family sedans from 2009-2011 that offer good fuel economy, safety, and comfort at a great price. On the list are the likes of the Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, Toyota Camry and Nissan Altima.

Check out the full list below:

VehicleAvg. Buying Price From DealerAvg. Drop in Retail Value vs. MSRP
2009 Mercury Milan$11,05854%
2009 Mazda6$11,43849%
2009 Ford Fusion$11,85447%
2010 Mazda6$13,70041%
2010 Mercury Milan$14,46943%
2009 Nissan Altima$14,52540%
2009 Toyota Camry$14,89439%
2009 Toyota Prius$15,12535%
2009 Honda Accord$15,59839%
2011 Mazda6$15,92936%
2010 Ford Fusion$16,00736%
2011 Mercury Milan$16,03838%
2010 Nissan Altima$16,12532%
2010 Toyota Camry$16,85931%
2010 Honda Accord$17,48832%
2011 Ford Fusion$17,50431%
2011 Nissan Altima$17,53227%
2011 Toyota Camry$18,80025%
2010 Toyota Prius$18,85017%
2011 Honda Accord$18,93226%

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

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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