Best and Worst Cars to Negotiate Right Now
It took an average of 48 days to sell a new car last month - the industry norm is usually around 60 days.
The 2012 BMW X5 sped off the sales floor in an average of only 4 days, taking the top spot for the worst car to negotiate right now.
The list of hardest cars to negotiate include luxury vehicles, gas-friendly cars and a few models that had significant makeovers.
If you're interested in one of these vehicles, it's best to wait a few months for supply to catch up with demand - it could save you thousands of dollars.
Worst Cars to Negotiate Right Now
- 2012 BMW X5: 4 days
- 2012 Ford Focus: 7 days
- 2012 Honda Civic: 7 days
- 2011 Hyundai Elantra: 7 days
- 2011 Ford Explorer: 9 days
- 2011 Lexus CT 200h: 9 days
- 2011 Audi Q5: 11 days
- 2011 Chrysler 300: 11 days
- 2011 BMW X3: 12 days
- 2011 Porsche Cayenne: 12 days
- 2011 Audi Q7: 14 days
- 2011 Chevrolet Camaro convertible: 14 days
- 2011 Audi A5: 15 days
- 2012 Volvo S60: 17 days
- 2011 Mini Countryman: 17 days
- 2012 Acura TL: 18 days
- 2012 Ford Mustang coupe: 18 days
- 2011 Lexus RX 450h: 18 days
- 2011 BMW Z4: 154 days
- 2011 Jaguar XKR: 146 days
- 2011 Jaguar XF Supercharged: 136 days
- 2011 Cadillac STS: 135 days
- 2011 Nissan Versa sedan: 128 days
- 2011 Jaguar XK: 128 days
- 2011 Toyota Yaris sedan: 128 days
- 2011 Mazda2: 126 days
- 2011 Hyundai Accent hatchback: 120 days
- 2011 Hyundai Azera: 119 days
- 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback: 110 days
- 2011 BMW 128i convertible: 106 days
- 2011 Toyota Camry Hybrid: 105 days
- 2011 BMW 335is convertible: 102 days
- 2011 Saab 9-5: 101 days
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