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5 Cars to Help With New Year Resolutions

Now that we've rung in 2014, it's time to start on those New Year's resolutions. BankRate.com recently put together a list of five cars that can help you keep some of those resolutions, whether it's spending more time with the family or putting more money away.

Regardless of what your New Year's resolution may be, make sure to use the free to get the biggest discounts on these vehicles. And be sure to check out TrueCar Pre-Negotiated Prices to compare real prices where you live.

VehicleResolutionEntry-Level PriceMPG – CityMPG – HighwayMPG – Combined
Chevrolet Sonic SedanSave more money$14,170263530
Subaru XV CrosstrekSpend more time outdoors$21,995233026
Nissan QuestSpend more time with the kids$25,990192521
Volkswagen Passat TDI Clean Diesel SEFly less, drive more$26,295314335
Ford FlexTake a long family road-trip vacation$31,100182520

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.
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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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