Best and Worst Cars to Negotiate Right Now
With new products like the Sonata, the Elantra and now the Accent finding great favor with buyers looking for fuel-efficiency and low price.
Hyundai currently holds two of the top three spots on this month's Hardest to Negotiate list with the Elantra and all-new Accent subcompact.
Although it's hard to negotiate heavily on these Hyundais, you can still get a fairly decent deal because of Hyundai's incentive and lease programs.
Also note that Hyundai vehicles typically come standard with options that cost extra in competing vehicles. When you take this into account, the deals are pretty good even if you can't negotiate much off the price.
You may have a hard time finding the colors and options you desire, so it's best if you can wait a few months to sit back and keep an eye on the market.
Cars that get good gas mileage are the ones selling the fastest (and thus hardest to negotiate).
Hardest Cars to Negotiate Right Now
- 2012 Hyundai Elantra
- 2011 Nissan Leaf
- 2012 Hyundai Accent sedan
- 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS550
- 2012 Nissan Altima
- 2011 Hyundai Elantra
- 2012 Honda Civic coupe
- 2011 Audi Q5
- 2012 BMW X5
- 2012 Ford Focus hatchback
- 2011 Audi Q7
- 2011 BMW X3
- 2011 Ford Explorer
- 2012 Honda Civic sedan
- 2012 Ford Focus sedan
- 2012 Ford Mustang convertible
- 2012 Ford Fiesta sedan
- 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
- 2011 Porsche Cayenne
- 2011 Toyota Prius
Easiest Cars to Negotiate Right Now
- 2011 Jaguar XFR
- 2011 Mercedes-Benz SL63
- 2011 Jaguar XKR convertible
- 2011 Hyundai Azera
- 2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder
- 2011 Jaguar XK coupe
- 2011 Cadillac STS
- 2011 Lexus GS 450h
- 2011 Volvo S80
- 2011 Nissan Versa sedan
- 2011 Mazda2
- 2011 Lexus IS F
- 2011 Infiniti G25
- 2011 Mazda6
- 2011 Honda CR-Z
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