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10 Best End of Summer Car Deals

Summer is quickly coming to an end, but great deals on new cars certainly are not! In fact, now's the time that dealers are starting to get desperate to move all the remaining 2016 models. We're seeing potential savings off MSRP of $4,000 on some popular vehicles.

Consumer Reports came out with a list of what they consider the 10 best end-of-summer deals going on right now. Vehicles on the list performed well on tests, and include the 2016 Ford F-150, 2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid, and 2016 Hyundai Sonata. The full list is below.

And if you're considering purchasing a new car this fall, don't forget to use TrueCar No Haggle and CarsDirect to see some of the lowest prices in your area.

VehicleMSRPInvoiceMarket AverageDiscount
2016 Hyundai Veloster Automatic$19,935$19,541$16,41018%
2016 Ford F-150 4WD Regular Cab$36,525$34,889$30,16117%
2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE$26,865$25,551$22,46516%
2016 Lincoln MKZ$36,115$34,418$31,46213%
2016 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L SE$22,585$21,994$19,95312%
2016 Kia Forte LX$18,550$18,011$16,42911%
2016 Buick LaCrosse Leather$36,825$36,107$32,79411%
2016 Mercedes Benz E350$54,025$51,048$48,70510%
2016 Chevrolet Malibu Limited 1LT$24,710$24,114$22,33710%
2016 Mazda6 Touring $25,830$24,771$23,36910%

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:

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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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