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Best Used Cars for 2013

If you're in the market for a used car, then you'll want to check out the Edmunds.com list of the 17 best used cars for 2013. A total of nine brands made the cut, with Honda and Toyota leading the pack each with four "best" vehicles on the list.

Cars on the list include the 2007-2011 Honda Fit for best Subcompact Sedan, 2006-2011 Toyota Avalon for best Large Sedan, and 2007-2011 Mazda CX-9 for best Large SUV/Crossover.

Subcompact Sedan2001-2011 Honda Fit
Compact Sedan2006-2011 Hyundai Elantra
Midsize Sedan2001-2011 Ford Fusion
Large Sedan2006-2011 Toyota Avalon
Coupe2006-2011 Honda Accord
Convertible206-2011 Volvo C70
Wagon2006-2011 Subaru Outback
Compact SUV/Crossover2006-2011 Honda CR-V
Midsize SUV/Crossover2006-2011 Toyota Highlander
Large SUV/Crossover2007-2011 Mazda CX-9
Minivan/Van2006-2011 Honda Odyssey
Compact Truck2006-2011 Toyota Tacoma
Large Truck2006-2011 Ford F-150
Luxury2006-2011 Infiniti G35/G37/G25
Hybrid2006-2011 Toyota Prius
Two-Seat Sports Car2006-2011 Chevrolet Corvette
Performance Car2006-2011 Ford Mustang GT

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

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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.
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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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