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Best New Cars Ranked by Consumer Reports
November 7, 2013Tesla, BWM and Audi have ranked in the top three spots in Consumer Reports' recent ranking of top scoring cars.
The Tesla Model S took the crown with an overall test score of 99 on a 100-point scale - the highest ever achieved by any vehicle. The BWM 135i followed quickly behind in the Number 2 spot with an overall score of 97, while the Audi A7 3.0 TDI scored a 96 for the third spot on the list.
If you're considering one of these top-scoring vehicles, I recommend you use the free RydeShopper to get the best deal possible. And be sure to check out TrueCar Pre-Negotiated Prices to compare real prices where you live.
|Vehicle||Price as Tested||Overall Test Score|
|Tesla Model S (Base, 85 kWh)||$89,650||99|
|Audi A7 3.0 TDI||$70,895||96|
|Chevrolet Impala 2LTZ||$39,110||95|
|Infiniti G37 (sedan)||$37,225||95|
|Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE||$29,052||93|
|Audi A6 (3.0T)||$56,295||93|
|Lexus LS 460L||$79,354||92|
|Hyundai Genesis 3.8 (sedan)||$39,850||92|
|Toyota Camry XLE||$32,603||92|
|Audi A8 L||$91,275||91|
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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