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Best Deals on Used Small Cars

Prices of small used cars have fallen quite a bit in the past year or two, as car shoppers are gravitate toward SUVs and pickup trucks.

When there's a big change in demand, there's opportunity to get a great deal. This week, Edmunds compiled a list of the best used cars to buy right now, based on the % drop in price over the past year. The vehicles on the list are also generally popular and rated well overall.

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

Vehicle Price Drop This Year
2011-2015 Chevrolet Volt29%
2011-2015 Nissan Leaf23%
2012-2015 Ford Focus22%
2011-2015 Chevrolet Cruze21%
2010-2015 Volkswagen Golf19%
2011-2015 Hyundai Elantra16%
2012-2015 Honda Civic12%
2014-2015 Kia Forte12%
2010-2015 Mazda 312%
2012-2015 Subaru Impreza7%





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.
- Gregg Fidan

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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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