7 New Cars You May Want to Avoid
Consumer Reports recently released a list of seven new vehicles that were found to be the least satisfying and ones that owners said they wouldn't purchase again. Vehicles on the list include the Kia Rio, Hyundai Veloster, Jeep Patriot, and Nissan Altima. See below for the full list.
One thing to note however - several of the vehicles on this list are selling for big discounts off MSRP, so if you're really looking for a good deal, you may want to test-drive these vehicles and see if you beg to differ. Make sure to use TrueCar No Haggle and CarsDirect to see the discounts being offered in your local area.
|Vehicle||% Definitely Would Buy Again|
|Jeep Compass/Jeep Patriot||46%|
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