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Top 30 New Cars for the Budget-Minded
April 23, 2015When shopping for a new car, price is usually the most important factor besides safety. After all, no one wants to be saddled with a new car payment they will be struggling with every month.
The good news is that for those on a tight budget -- such as new college graduates -- there are lots of great vehicles available today that will not break the bank. To prove it, Forbes recently released a list of 30 new cars that each come out to under $300 a month (assuming 20% down payment and 5 year loan). Vehicles on the list include the Hyundai Elantra GT, Ford Focus, Toyota Prius c, Jeep Patriot, and Kia Soul. Below is the full list of 30.
And for even more savings on these new cars, make sure to use TrueCar No Haggle and CarsDirect to help get the lowest price possible.
Top 30 New Cars on Tight Budget
|Nissan Versa Note||$206|
|Kia Forte Koup||$270|
|Hyundai Elantra GT||$273|
|Toyota Prius c||$284|
|Kia Forte 5||$286|
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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