Best and Worst Cars to Negotiate Right Now
The bad news is that most of these new models are commanding high prices due to their low supply.
If you've been shopping for a 2012 model, you know that some are very difficult to find in the colors and options you desire.
We've compiled a list of the Best and Worst cars to consider right now based on negotiation flexibility.
The cars that are on the Worst list have very low inventory numbers and tend to sell very quickly. It's best to hold off buying for a few months if you're considering one of these models.
On our Best Cars list are the models that no one seems to want to buy right now, but which present a great buying opportunity for those that do.
As always, be sure to use our Car Negotiation Method to land the best possible deal.
Worst Cars to Negotiate Right Now
- 2012 Hyundai Elantra
- 2012 Kia Soul
- 2012 Audi A4
- 2012 Audi Q7
- 2012 Nissan Versa
- 2012 Toyota Highlander
- 2012 Volkswagen Golf
- 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan
- 2012 Chevrolet Equinox
- 2012 Chevrolet Impala
- 2012 Ford Explorer
- 2012 Hyundai Sonata
- 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
- 2012 Cadillac SRX
- 2012 GMC Terrain
- 2012 Hyundai Tucson
- 2012 Kia Forte
- 2011 Saab 9-3
- 2011 Saab 9-5
- 2011 Chevrolet Corvette
- 2011 Lexus GS 450h
- 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
- 2011 Mazda RX-8
- 2011 Hyundai Azera
- 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback
- 2011 Infiniti FX50
- 2011 Honda Ridgeline
- 2011 Volkswagen Eos
- 2011 Suzuki Equator extended cab
- 2011 Jaguar XJL
- 2011 Kia Rio
- 2011 Cadillac CTS Sports Wagon
- 2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata
- 2011 Scion xB
- 2011 Lincoln MKT
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