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The 13 Safest Cars to Buy

August 29, 2013


When purchasing a car, safety can oftentimes be more important than price, but you may not be able to afford an expensive vehicle. Forbes recently put together a list of what they consider the 13 safest cars that are also easy on your pocketbook. Cars on the list include the Acura TL, Dodge Avenger, Honda Accord, and Ford Fusion.

If you're looking to add one of these top safety picks to your garage, make sure to use the free CarWoo Deal Finder to get the best deal. Also be sure to check out the TrueCar Pre-Negotiated Prices to quickly compare real prices in your local region.

Safest Vehicles for the Money
Acura TL
Chrysler 200
Dodge Avenger
Ford Fusion
Honda Accord Sedan
Honda Accord Coupe
Kia Optima
Nissan Altima Sedan
Subaru Legacy
Subaru Outback
Suzuki Kizashi
Volkswagen Passat
Volvo S60

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

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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