9 New Cars You Should Avoid Buying
The Car Connection this week released a list of 9 vehicles for 2018 that you should avoid buying. The reasons vary from outdated designs, to lackluster rides and barebone features.
See below for the list of vehicles to avoid, and which alternative vehicle is recommended. As always, I recommend using TrueCar No Haggle and CarsDirect to see if the best prices local dealers are offering right now.
Lowest Rated Cars for 2018
|Cars to Avoid||Better Alternative|
|2018 Dodge Journey||2018 Volkswagen Tiguan|
|2018 Mitsubishi Mirage||2018 Kia Rio|
|2018 Nissan Frontier||2018 Chevrolet Colorado|
|2018 Ram Promaster||2018 Ford Transit|
|2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport||2018 Subaru Crosstrek|
|2018 Nissan Versa||2018 Chevrolet Sonic|
|2018 Ford Fiesta||2018 Honda Fit|
|2018 Fiat 500L||2018 Kia Soul|
|2018 Dodge Caravan||2018 Chrysler Pacifica|
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