The Best Car Bargains This Year
You won't be getting the latest bells and whistles, but you will be saving thousands of dollars. One caveat, I don't recommend you buy these models if you're not willing to keep them for at least 6 years.
This is because these vehicles take a big depreciation hit due to their lower desirability. But the longer you own the car, the better you'll absorb this initial depreciation.
There are 18 models that have either already been replaced by a new redesign, or will be this fall. There are 16 models that are slated to be discontinued after this model year.
To maximize your savings, use the CarWoo Tool to find local dealers who are most willing to negotiate on these cars.
|Redesign This Year||Discontinued This Year|
|Chevrolet Malibu||Buick Lucerne|
|Dodge Caravan||Cadillac DTS|
|Ford Escape||Cadillac STS|
|Ford Fusion||Chevrolet Avalanche|
|Hyundai Azera||Chrysler Town & Country|
|Hyundai Sante Fe||Dodge Caliber|
|Jeep Compass||Dodge Dakota|
|Lexus ES||Dodge Durango|
|Lexus GS 350||Ford Ranger|
|Nissan Altima||Honda Element|
|Nissan Pathfinder||Kia Sedona|
|Nissan Rogue||Lexus GS 460|
|Nissan Sentra||Lexus HS 250h hybrid|
|Nissan Versa||Mazda Tribute|
|Porsche Boxster||Mitsubishi Eclipse|
|Porsche Caymen||Mitsubishi Galant|
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