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The Best Cars for the Money

Best cars for the moneyU.S. News & World Report has released its "Best Car for the Money" awards for 2011.

The rankings are based on the opinions of hundreds of automotive journalists coupled with the cost of ownership for each vehicle compared to the competition.

The results were surprising in that no one brand won the majority of awards - meaning there is long-term value across many different manufacturers.

You just have to know which models to choose and which to stay away from.

2011 Rankings for "Best Car for the Money"

Category Make/Model
Subcompact Ford Fiesta
Compact Honda Civic
Hatchbacks Honda Fit
Midsize Chevrolet Malibu
Family Sedans Ford Taurus
Upscale Compact Volkswagen GTI
Upscale Sedans Buick Regal
Hybrid Toyota Prius
Sports Mazda MX-5 Miata
Compact Crossover Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Midsize Crossover Chevrolet Traverse
Full Size SUVs Chevrolet Tahoe
Luxury Compact Crossover Infiniti EX35
Luxury Midsize Crossover Lexus RX 350
Minivans Kia Sedona
Wagons Hyundai Elantra Touring
Compact Pickup Trucks Suzuki Equator
Full Size Pickup Trucks Chevrolet Silverado 1500





3 Steps Every Car Buyer Needs to Take to Save Maximum Money

The 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 Network

Select 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).
Select Vehicle to Get Local Pricing

Step 2 Get Prices From TrueCar / CarsDirect

TrueCar, 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 Checklist

Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
- Gregg Fidan

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About The Author

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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