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Fun Cars for Less Than $20,000
September 5, 2013Sometimes when you're buying a car, it's not just about dependability, safety and fuel efficiency -- sometimes it's about fun, too! And many times car buyers think that the more fun a car is, the more expensive it is.
However, that's not necessarily true. BankRate.com set out to show just that with their top five list of fun cars that are all less than $20,000, such as the Kia Forte EX sedan, Mini Cooper hardtop, and Honda CR-Z.
If you're looking to add a new fun car to your garage, make sure to use the free RydeShopper for the best deals out there. Also be sure to check out the TrueCar Pre-Negotiated Prices to quickly compare real prices in your local region.
|Vehicle||Price||City MPG||Highway MPG|
|Kia Forte EX Sedan||$15,900||24||36|
|Chevrolet Sonic LTZ Hatchback||$17,850||25||25|
|Ford Focus SE Hatchback||$19,115||26||36|
|Mini Cooper Hardtop||$19,700||29||37|
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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