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Affordable Cars with Lots of Tech

Nowadays technology pretty much rules our lives. Between the phones in our pockets, computers on our desks, and tablets we play with at night, we're constantly surrounded by technology.

For this reason, it's not a surprise that car buyers are looking at how much technology their vehicles include. Major tech perks used to be found only in more expensive luxury vehicles, but that's no longer the case -- many of today's more affordable vehicles have lots of tech options, such as voice-controlled navigation, smartphone integration, LCD screens, and blind spot cameras.

BankRate recently released a list of six tech-heavy vehicles that can all be purchased for $25,000 or less. Cars on the list include the Nissan Versa Note, Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic, and Subaru Impreza

If you're considering any of these technology-driven vehicles, I recommend using TrueCar No Haggle and CarsDirect to see the lowest prices in your local area.

VehiclePrice w/ Technology & Other Upgrades
Nissan Versa NoteAbout $19,000
Honda FitAbout $21,000
Toyota CorollaAbout $21,500
Honda CivicAbout $23,000
Kia ForteAbout $24,500
Subaru ImprezaAbout $25,000

3 Steps Every Car Buyer Needs to Take to Save Maximum Money

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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.

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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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