Best Used Cars You Should Buy
The editors looked at cars that were between two and seven years old (this is when most of the depreciation has taken place, yet the car should still be reliable). They made sure the vehicles had good crash test-ratings and had a large supply to choose from, which means more competitive prices and better value. Here are the winners:
|Compact Sedan||Hyundai Elantra||2005 - 2010|
|Midsize Sedan||Nissan Altima||2005 - 2010|
|Large Sedan||Hyundai Azera||2006 - 2010|
|Coupe||BMW 3-Series||2005 - 2010|
|Convertible||Mazda Miata||2005 - 2010|
|Wagon||Pontiac Vibe||2005 - 2010|
|Compact SUV||Honda CR-V||2005 - 2010|
|Midsize SUV||Ford Explorer||2005 - 2010|
|Large SUV||Chevrolet Tahoe||2005 - 2010|
|Minivan||Honda Odyssey||2005 - 2010|
|Compact Truck||Toyota Tacoma||2005 - 2010|
|Large Truck||Ford F-150||2005 - 2010|
|Luxury||Infiniti G35/G37||2005 - 2010|
|Hybrid||Toyota Prius||2005 - 2010|
|Sport Compact||Subaru WRX||2005 - 2010|
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