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10 New Cars to Avoid Buying

Let's face it -- not every new car is going to be a winner. That's why Forbes recently pulled together a list of the 10 new cars they advise car buyers to steer away from. On the list are vehicles like the Dodge Journey, which Forbes says despite an interior makeover and new V-6 engine, is still lacking in refinement and reliability.

Also on the list is the Nissan Versa Hatchback, which Forbes puts on the list due to below-average quality and reliability, plus high injury-claim frequency.

However, it's always important to remember that what one may consider the wrong car for them, another will purchase and be in love with for many years. So make sure to do your research, take a test drive, and always make the best decision for your particular needs.

Vehicle
Dodge Journey
Jeep Compass/Jeep Patriot
Jeep Wrangler
Nissan Versa Hatchback
Nissan Xterra
Smart ForTwo
Suzuki Grand Vitara
Suzuki Kizashi
Suzuki SX4
Volvo XC90





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

Select 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 / 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.
- Gregg Fidan

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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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