Car & Driver's 10 Best Cars of 2018
Car & Driver recently announced the winners of its 10 Best Cars of 2018. Keep in mind, Car & Driver is a driving enthusiast's magazine, so these vehicles lean heavily toward performance and handling characteristics.
The rules were simple: Each eligible vehicle must cost less than $80,000 (anything pricier should be excellent by default), and they must be either a returning winner or all-new or significantly revised model.
See the full list of winners below (ones in bold are return winners from last year), and as always, if you're shopping for a new car right now, I recommend you use TrueCar and Edmunds Price Promise to quickly see the best deals being offered in your area.
- Alfa Romeo Giulia
- Audi RS3
- Chevrolet Camaro
- Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
- Honda Accord
- Honda Civic Sport / Si / Type R
- Mazda MX-5 Miata
- Mercedes Benz E400
- Porsche 718 Boxster / Cayman
- Volkswagen Golf / Alltrack / GTI / R
My Recommendation for Car ShoppersTrueCar, 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.
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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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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