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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.

VehicleBase 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 Shoppers

TrueCar, Edmunds, 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.

New York Tri-State Residents - Important:

There is a new car leasing service called Carvoy, available to NY tri-state area residents, which I recommend you try - especially if you hate the stress of haggling with car dealerships. Carvoy provides pre-negotiated lease deals, calculated with taxes and all fees incuded so you know exactly what it will cost. Here is my list of Best Carvoy deals, updated each month.

- Gregg Fidan

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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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