List of Cars You Shouldn't Buy Right Now
Everyone seems to want the same vehicles and dealers are low on inventory for many models - especially ones that are newly redesigned or were introduced this year.
Some are even getting away with charging over MSRP because the demand is so high.
In cases like this, it's best to wait a few months in hopes of production catching up with demand - or you may want to consider an alternative model, one that doesn't suffer from supply/demand contraints.
Doing so can save you several thousand dollars.
Here are the most in-demand vehicles right now. It's going to be very difficult to get a great deal on these models, so if you really want one right now - expect to pay a big premium.
- 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid
- 2012 Toyota 4Runner
- 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
- 2012 Nissan Juke
- 2012 BMW X3
- 2012 Subaru Forester
- 2012 Toyota Prius V
- 2012 Acura MDX
- 2012 BMW 535i xDrive
- 2012 Audi Q5
- 2012 BMW 528i
- 2012 Honda Fit
- 2012 Hyundai Elantra
- 2012 Mercedes-Benz E350
- 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML350
- 2012 Hyundai Veloster
- 2012 Kia Soul
- 2012 Porsche Cayenne
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