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Best Deals on Fuel-Efficient Cars
August 8, 2013With gas prices constantly on the rise, it's important nowadays to make sure your car is fuel efficient. So if you're in the market for a new car, chances are fuel efficiency is one of the main things you're looking for.
To help you through the process, Forbes recently released a list of the 10 best deals right now on fuel efficient cars. Vehicles on the list include the Ford C-Max Hybrid, Kia Optima Hybrid, and Nissan Versa Hatchback.
And to make sure you're getting even more savings, use the free RydeShopper to get the best deal possible. Also check out TrueCar Pre-Negotiated Prices to compare real prices in your hometown.
|Ford C-Max Hybrid||47/44||$1,000 cash or 1.9% for 36 months, 2.9% to 48 months, 3.9% to 60 months, 5.9% to 72 months|
|Ford Fusion Hybrid||41/36||Up to $2,500 cash or $750 cash and 0% to 60 months, 1.9% to 72 months|
|Kia Optima Hybrid||35/40||$1,000 leasing cash or $500 and 0.9% to 36 months, 1.9% to 60 months, 2.9% to 72 months|
|Kia Rio||30/40||$500 cash with 0.9% to 36 months, 1.9% to 60 months, 2.9% to 72 months|
|Nissan Versa Hatchback||30/38||$600 dealer discount and $500 cash, or $500 and 0% to 36 months, 1.9% to 60 months|
|Ford Focus||28/38||$1,500 cash or 0% to 36 months, 2.9% to 48 months, 3.9% to 60 months, 5.9% to 72 months|
|Mazda Mazda2||29/35||$1,000 dealer discount|
|Buick LaCrosse eAssist||25/36||$1,000 cash or 1.9% to 60 months|
|Mazda Mazda5||21/28||$1,000 dealer discount|
|BMW ActiveHybrid 7||17/24||$7,500 cash, $4,500 option allowance, and 4.5% to 72 months|
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).
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Step 3 Complete my ChecklistFollow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
- Gregg Fidan
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About The AuthorGregg 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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