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Most Reliable New Cars for 2013

Consumer Reports released its annual auto reliablity survey, which predicts reliablity for 2013 models.

The big surprise? The Ford brand dropped 7 places to finish nearly in last place. Only Jaguar ranked worse. However, much of the decline was due to bugs in the MyFord Touch infotainment system.

Toyota and its subsidiaries, Scion and Lexus finished in the top spots. Check out the full rankings below and be sure to use the RydeShopper when you're ready to negotiate your car purchase.

Rank Brand Vs. Average  Change
1 Scion 72% 0
2 Toyota 47% +4
3 Lexus 47% -1
4 Mazda 40% 0
5 Subaru 37% +3
6 Honda 36% -1
7 Acura 26% -4
8 Audi 16% +18
9 Infiniti 14% -2
10 Kia 11% +2
11 Cadillac 10% +14
12 GMC 6% +10
13 Nissan 5% -4
14 Mercedes-Benz 4% +4
15 Chevrolet 3% +2
16 BMW -2% +3
17 Hyundai -3% -6
18 Volkswagen -9% -2
19 Jeep -12% -6
20 Volvo -14% -10
21 Buick -29% +3
22 Mini -42% +1
23 Chrysler -43% -8
24 Dodge -46% -3
25 Ram -55% n/a
26 Lincoln -58% -12
27 Ford -59% -7
28 Jaguar -141% 0

3 Steps Every Car Buyer Needs to Take to Save Maximum Money

The 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 Network

Select 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).
Select Vehicle to Get Local Pricing

Step 2 Get Prices From TrueCar / CarsDirect

TrueCar, 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 Checklist

Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
- Gregg Fidan

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About The Author

Gregg Fidan Gregg Fidan is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.

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