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The Most Reliable 2013 Models

People often ask me: "Is it better to buy new or used?" - the answer is... it depends. If you're going to keep the vehicle until the wheels fall off, then go ahead and buy the new vehicle, otherwise, it makes more financial sense to buy used.

So, if you're thinking about buying a new car and you intend to keep it for the long-haul, then this will be of interest:
Forbes just released a list of 2013 model-year vehicles that they're predicting can run for 250,000 miles - or even more-with proper care.

On the list: the Acura RDX, Lexus RX 350, Mazda MX-5 Miata, and Toyota Yaris. Be sure to check out the list below, and as always, I recommend you use the free RydeShopper to see what these vehicles are selling for in your local area.

Vehicles That Can Last 250,000 Miles
Acura RDX
Chevrolet Avalanche
Honda Ridgeline
Lexus RX 350
Mazda MX-5 Miata
Scion xB
Scion xD
Toyota 4Runner
Toyota RAV4
Toyota Yaris


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).
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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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