12 Safe & Affordable Used Vehicles
Last week, Forbes released a list of the 12 safest used cars that are all under $19,000. So not only do these vehicles have great safety records, but they won't completely empty your wallet. Vehicles on the list include the Subaru Legacy, Honda Pilot AWD, Ford Flex 2WD, and Acura TSX.
As always, I recommend using TrueCar No Haggle and CarsDirect to see the lowest prices being offered in your area.
|Rank||Vehicle||Used 2011 Base Model Fair Purchase Price|
|3||Honda Pilot AWD||$18,794|
|4||Chevrolet Equinox FWD/AWD||$13,878|
|5||Ford Flex 2WD||$15,116|
|6||Mazda CX-9 AWD||$13,924|
|10||BMW 328i Sedan||$17,239|
|11||Buick Enclave 2WD/4WD||$17,755|
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).
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
Each week, I'll keep you up-to-date on the latest car deals and news that might affect your purchase. This includes...
- Best Rebates, Incentives, and Lease Deals
- Latest Car Buying Scams and Tricks
- The Best & Worst Time to Buy a Car
- Which Cars You Should Avoid