The 5 Best Affordable Cars Right Now
December 19, 2013
If you're in the market for a new car, chances are you have a budget that you need to stick to. Wouldn't it be great if you could find a reliable and safe vehicle that won't break the bank?
Consumer Reports understands that car buyers are looking for just that, and they recently revealed their list of the top five vehicles they say offer high performance, good fuel economy, great reliability, AND best of all - won't bust your budget. This short list has something for everyone, from the Honda Accord to the Ford Mustang V6.
If you're considering one of these vehicles, make sure to use the free CarWoo Deal Finder to get the best deal possible. And be sure to check out TrueCar Pre-Negotiated Prices to compare real prices where you live.
|Vehicle||Base MSRP Price Range|
|Hyundai Elantra||$16,965 - $21,115|
|Mazda5||$20,140 - $24,670|
|Subaru Forester||$21,995 - $32,995|
|Honda Accord||$21,955 - $39,780|
|Ford Mustang V6||$22,200 - $59,800|
My Recommendation for Car ShoppersTrueCar 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
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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