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8 Cars that Will Save You Money on Gas
September 18, 2014It seems every time you go to the pump, gas prices are inching higher and higher. So, which vehicles should you consider if you want to save maximum money on gas?
U.S. News & World Report's Best Cars Blog has done some of the leg work for you by releasing a list of eight affordable small cars and hatchbacks that all achieve at 40 MPG on the highway. Vehicles on the list include the 2015 Honda Fit, 2015 Volkswagen Golf, and 2015 Mazda Mazda3.
If you're considering any of these great mileage vehicles, make sure to use TrueCar No Haggle and CarsDirect to see the best prices being offered on them.
|Vehicle||MPG City||MPG Highway||MSRP|
|2015 Volkswagen Golf||30||45||$21,995|
|2015 Ford Fiesta||31||43||$16,090|
|2014 Mini Cooper||30||42||$20,450|
|2014 Toyota Corolla||30||42||$18,700|
|2014 Honda Civic||31||41||$19,940|
|2015 Honda Fit||33||41||$15,525|
|2015 Mazda Mazda3||30||41||$16,945|
|2014 Chevrolet Sonic||29||40||$17,205|
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 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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