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Best Used Cars Under $8,000

The average new car now sells for nearly $34,000, which is out-of-reach for many. However, if you're looking for a reliable vehicle and willing to forgo the latest tech and convenience options, you're in luck.

This week, KBB released a list of the most reliable used cars under $8,000. The models on the list are 2006 to 2010 models, with the top pick being the 2006 Toyota Avalon. Check out the full list below.

If you're shopping for a car right now, I recommend you use TrueCar No Haggle and CarsDirect to quickly see the best deals being offered in your area.

12006 Toyota Avalon
22007 Honda Accord
32010 Honda Civic
42008 Toyota Corolla
52008 Ford Crown Victoria
62006 Subaru Outback
72007 Nissan Maxima
82007 Subaru Impreza
92006 Mazda MX-5 Miata
102010 Kia Soul

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).
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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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