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13 New Cars You Should Avoid

Just like with any product, some vehicles can be a great purchase -- and others might be better to avoid.

Forbes recently released a list of 13 vehicles for 2016 they recommend car buyers skip due to things like bad performance, lack of design, or unsatisfaction among current owners. Vehicles on the list include the Acura RLX, Dodge Journey, Jeep Compass, and Nissan Pathfinder.

Top New Cars You May Want to Avoid

Acura RLX
Cadillac ATS
Chrysler 200
Chevrolet Suburban
Dodge Journey
Ford Fiesta
Ford Focus
Dodge Dart
Infiniti Q50
Jeep Cherokee
Jeep Compass
Jeep Patriot
Nissan Pathfinder

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

Select 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).
Select Vehicle to Get Local Pricing

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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