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Best Deals on Used Family Sedans
August 8, 2013If you're in the market for a used car that will fit the entire family in comfort and safety, then you're in luck -- right now a number of vehicles meet these requirements AND are great values.
Consumer Reports has the full low-down on these family sedans from 2009-2011 that offer good fuel economy, safety, and comfort at a great price. On the list are the likes of the Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, Toyota Camry and Nissan Altima.
Check out the full list below:
|Vehicle||Avg. Buying Price From Dealer||Avg. Drop in Retail Value vs. MSRP|
|2009 Mercury Milan||$11,058||54%|
|2009 Ford Fusion||$11,854||47%|
|2010 Mercury Milan||$14,469||43%|
|2009 Nissan Altima||$14,525||40%|
|2009 Toyota Camry||$14,894||39%|
|2009 Toyota Prius||$15,125||35%|
|2009 Honda Accord||$15,598||39%|
|2010 Ford Fusion||$16,007||36%|
|2011 Mercury Milan||$16,038||38%|
|2010 Nissan Altima||$16,125||32%|
|2010 Toyota Camry||$16,859||31%|
|2010 Honda Accord||$17,488||32%|
|2011 Ford Fusion||$17,504||31%|
|2011 Nissan Altima||$17,532||27%|
|2011 Toyota Camry||$18,800||25%|
|2010 Toyota Prius||$18,850||17%|
|2011 Honda Accord||$18,932||26%|
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:
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- Gregg Fidan
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