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August 29, 2013With so many options, sometimes it can be really hard -- and downright overwhelming -- to make a decision on a new car. If you're having trouble, here's something you'll want to read -- Edmunds.com recently released a list of what they consider the 17 best cars you can buy.
For instance, when it comes to the best subcompact, their pick is the 2013 Mini Cooper. For best midsize sedan, they say pick the 2013 Nissan Altima. And for the best sports car, go with the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette.
Regardless of what car you pick, make sure to use the free RydeShopper for the best deal possible. And also be sure to check out the TrueCar Pre-Negotiated Prices to quickly compare real prices in your local region.
|Best Subcompact Car||2013 Mini Cooper|
|Best Compact Car||2014 Ford Focus|
|Best Midsize Sedan||2013 Nissan Altima|
|Best Full-Size Sedan||2013 Toyota Avalon|
|Best Luxury Sedan||2014 Mercedes Benz S-Class|
|Best Convertible||2013 Bentley Continental GTC|
|Best Coupe||2014 Porsche 911|
|Best Hatchback||2012 Ferrari FF|
|Best Sports Car||2014 Chevrolet Corvette|
|Best Five-Passenger SUV||2013 Honda CR-V|
|Best Seven-Passenger SUV||2014 Buick Enclave|
|Best Luxury SUV||2013 Range Rover|
|Best Small Pickup Truck||2013 Toyota Tacoma|
|Best Large Pickup Truck||2013 Ram 1500|
|Best Minivan||2014 Honda Odyssey|
|Best Electric/Alternative Fuel Vehicle||2013 Tesla Model S|
|Best Hybrid||2013 Toyota Prius|
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 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
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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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