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5 Cars to Help With New Year Resolutions
January 9, 2014Now 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 RydeShopper 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.
|Vehicle||Resolution||Entry-Level Price||MPG – City||MPG – Highway||MPG – Combined|
|Chevrolet Sonic Sedan||Save more money||$14,170||26||35||30|
|Subaru XV Crosstrek||Spend more time outdoors||$21,995||23||30||26|
|Nissan Quest||Spend more time with the kids||$25,990||19||25||21|
|Volkswagen Passat TDI Clean Diesel SE||Fly less, drive more||$26,295||31||43||35|
|Ford Flex||Take a long family road-trip vacation||$31,100||18||25||20|
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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