Best and Worst Cars to Negotiate in October
Now that the overwhelming majority of cars are pretty reliable and safe, hunting for the best deal can becoming more important than ever.
Here is a list of cars that offer you the best and the worst opportunity to negotiate a good deal.
Each pick is based on a variety of factors, the most important point being how long it takes a dealer to sell that model.
The longer a particular vehicle sits on the dealership lot, the more likely bigger discounts will be accepted.
Not surprisingly, the list of best cars to negotiate are all leftover 2011 models, so you might have to hurry a little to ride this particular discount train.
Or you could just wait for those newer models to sit around and age a bit.
Worst Cars to Negotiate in October
1. 2012 Toyota Camry
2. 2012 Hyundai Veloster
3. 2012 Subaru Outback
4. 2012 Honda Odyssey
5. 2012 Lexus RX 350
6. 2012 Mercedes Benz ML350
7. 2012 Mini Cooper Countryman
8. 2012 Toyota Sienna
9. 2012 Honda Pilot
10. 2012 Hyundai Elantra
11. 2012 Kia Soul
12. 2012 Mercedes-Benz C250 sedan
13. 2012 Scion tC
14. 2012 Nissan Versa sedan
15. 2012 Honda Accord sedan
16. 2012 Honda Fit
17. 2012 Hyundai Accent hatchback
18. 2012 Mini Cooper hatchback
19. 2012 Volkswagen Passat
Best Cars to Negotiate in October
1. 2011 Jaguar XKR
2. 2011 Hyundai Azera
3. 2011 Jaguar XKR convertible
4. 2011 Saab 9-3 wagon
5. 2011 Toyota Yaris sedan
6. 2011 Lexus GS 450h
7. 2011 Saab 9-5
8. 2011 Saab 9-3 convertible
9. 2011 Volvo S40
10. 2011 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid
11. 2011 Mazda6
12. 2011 Suzuki Equator extended cab
13. 2011 Ram 1500
14. 2011 BMW 550i xDrive Gran Turismo
15. 2011 Cadillac CTS sedan
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