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Cars That Owners Keep a Long Time
December 17, 2015BankRate.com recently released a list of the 10 models that owners tend to keep for at least 10 years. The study looked at 2005 model year vehicles that were sold between January 1, 2015, to July 30, 2015, to see which ones owners held on to the longest. Vehicles that owners kept -- sometimes 1.7 times longer than the average -- were fully dominated by Honda and Toyota. See the full list below.
If you're considering purchasing any of these vehicles, I recommend you use TrueCar No Haggle and CarsDirect to get the best price from local dealers.
|Vehicle||% of Original Owners Keeping Car for 10 Years||Times More Likely to be Held by Owner for 10 Years Compared with Avg|
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).
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Step 3 Complete my ChecklistFollow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
- Gregg Fidan
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About The AuthorGregg 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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