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7 Best New Cars Under $25,000

If you've been wanting to purchase a brand new car but are afraid it will be too expensive for your budget, I have good news for you -- there are a number of great cars out there that won't break the bank!

Bankrate.com recently released a list of what they consider the best new cars you can buy right now for less than $25,000. All of these picks were selected with not just price in mind, but also fuel economy, and safety features. On the list are the likes of the Chevrolet Cruze 1LT, Mazda3 i Grand Touring 5-door, Nissan Altima 2.5 S, and Ford Focus Sedan Titanium. See below for the full list.

And for even greater savings, make sure to use TrueCar No Haggle and CarsDirect for the best deal possible on any of these vehicles.

VehiclePriceCity MPGHwy MPG
Toyota Corolla LE Plus$18,7002938
Kia Forte EX Sedan$19,5002536
Chevrolet Cruze 1LT$19,9102638
Nissan Altima 2.5 S$22,5602738
Ford Focus Sedan Titanium$23,0752737
Mazda3 I Grand Touring 5-Door$24,2953040
Volkswagen Jetta TDI$24,7253042

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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