Best and Worst Cars to Negotiate a Good Deal
The only three cars on the list were all luxury models.
The fastest-selling non-luxury car was the Chevy Cruze, sitting on lots for only 16 days before being sold.
The faster a car sells, the less negotiating room you have on the price. Dealers can't keep the cars on the lot, so why would they sell it at a low price?
However brisk some sales of new models were, the lingering 2010s have slowed the average time it takes to sell a new car to 83 days.
That's up from 69 days in October and is the slowest of the year.
Fastest Sellers (Hard to Negotiate Price)
- 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe
- 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
- 2011 BMW 535i xDrive
- 2011 Nissan Juke
- 2011 VW Touareg
- 2011 Subaru Forester
- 2011 Mercedes-Benz S550
- 2011 Lincoln MKX
- 2011 Honda Odyssey
Slowest Sellers (Easy to Negotiate Price)
- 2010 BMW ActiveHybrid X6
- 2010 Jaguar XK8 coupe
- 2010 BMW 650i convertible
- 2010 Lexus HS 250h
- 2010 BMW 650i coupe
- 2010 VW New Beetle convertible
- 2010 Mazda MX-5 Power Retractable Hardtop
My Recommendation for Car ShoppersTrueCar No-Haggle, CarsDirect, and NADAGuides 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.
- 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