Car & Driver's 10 Best Cars of 2018
Car & Driver recently announced the winners of its 10 Best Cars of 2018. Keep in mind, Car & Driver is a driving enthusiast's magazine, so these vehicles lean heavily toward performance and handling characteristics.
The rules were simple: Each eligible vehicle must cost less than $80,000 (anything pricier should be excellent by default), and they must be either a returning winner or all-new or significantly revised model.
See the full list of winners below (ones in bold are return winners from last year), and 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.
- Alfa Romeo Giulia
- Audi RS3
- Chevrolet Camaro
- Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
- Honda Accord
- Honda Civic Sport / Si / Type R
- Mazda MX-5 Miata
- Mercedes Benz E400
- Porsche 718 Boxster / Cayman
- Volkswagen Golf / Alltrack / GTI / R
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