Top 5 Best Car Deals Right Now
If you're in the market for a new car and want the best deal, you may want to consider these models:
2010 Toyota RAV4
Lease for $219/month, $1,619 due at signing
It's known for reliability and quality, but the Toyota RAV4 is also spacious and peppy, with available seating for seven and a powerful V6 engine, neither of which is offered by its rival, the Honda CR-V.
2010 Chevrolet Malibu
0%, 60-month financing
The 2010 Chevrolet Malibu's looks good inside and out, and the GM "60-Day Satisfaction Guarantee" looks even better, giving buyers the option of returning the vehicle within 60 days (with less than 4,000 miles) for the purchase price.
2010 Mazda MAZDA6
Lease for $219/month, $0 due at signing
Aggressive lines and athletic suspension make the MAZDA6 one of the sportiest mid-size sedans on the road. When you add a zero-down lease deal, it gets downright exciting.
2010 Infiniti EX35
Lease for $399/month, $3,999 due at signing
Infiniti's EX35 compact crossover is smaller and zippier than most of its competitors, and when you consider this lease deal (also for the AWD Journey trim with the Around View Monitor and Navigation packages), it's also more affordable.
2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback
0%, 60-month financing
The Lancer Sportback boasts a rugged, aggressive look, especially for a sub-$20,000 sticker price. Add a turbocharged all-wheel-drive Ralliart trim option, and it's suddenly a must-own.
3 Steps Every Car Buyer Needs to Take to Save Maximum MoneyThe key to getting the best deal is to gather price or lease bids from as many local dealers as possible. Then shop that best price around until no one can beat it. Here are the steps:
Step 1 Get Prices From My Trusted NetworkSelect the vehicle you're interested in to see if there are local dealers in my network who will provide you with their best upfront price. You will get direct access to an internet sales manager who you can further negotiate with online (no need to visit dealership).
Step 2 Get Prices From TrueCar / CarsDirectTrueCar, and CarsDirect are my top 2 online price quote recommendations. These services show you pre-negotiated prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually pretty decent. But remember, you can still negotiate further.
Step 3 Complete my ChecklistFollow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
- Gregg Fidan
Each week, I'll keep you up-to-date on the latest car deals and news that might affect your purchase. This includes...
- Best Rebates, Incentives, and Lease Deals
- Latest Car Buying Scams and Tricks
- The Best & Worst Time to Buy a Car
- Which Cars You Should Avoid