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6 Used Cars With Top Safety Marks

Next to price, safety is one of the biggest deciding factors when it comes to purchasing a vehicle. After all, a car or truck that doesn't keep you and your passengers safe while traveling from Point A to Point B is not something you would want to sink your hard-earned money into.

US News & World Reports recently released their top used car picks when it comes to safety. Even better? All six vehicles cost and average of less than $21,000. Vehicles on the list include the 2012 Honda Civic, 2011 Ford Taurus and 2011 Chevrolet Malibu.

If you're considering purchasing any of these top safety picks, I recommend you use TrueCar No Haggle and CarsDirect to see the best deals being offered in your area.

VehicleAvg. Price Paid
2011 Chevrolet Malibu$12,208-$14,471
2011 Ford Taurus$12,044-$16,202
2012 Buick Verano$15,943-$17,004
2012 Honda Accord$15,462-$20,895
2012 Honda Civic$11,704-$19,475
2012 Toyota Prius$17,225-$18,444

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:

Step 1 Get Prices From My Trusted Network

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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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