Top 20 Car Brands Consumers Love
Love is in the air this month, and that affection includes
what car brands consumers feel best about.
Our friends at Consumer Reports recently revealed the results of their 2013 Car Brand Perception Survey to see how consumers felt about different car brands when it came to seven factors: quality, safety, value, performance, design, technology, and environmentally friendly.
So who stole the the most hearts? Toyota ranked #1, followed by Ford and Honda. Check out the full list below to see how each brand ranked, and as always, I recommend you use the free RydeShopper to get the biggest discounts on these brands when you're ready to buy.
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