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12 New Cars You Should Avoid Buying

This week, Forbes released a list of 12 new cars you should avoid buying, due to a myriad of reasons including difficult-to-master infotainment systems, limited appeal, or poor designs.

Forbes looked at Consumer Reports reliability ratings along with JD Power's dependability and initial quality surveys, as well as their own subjective driving impressions. Fiat Chrysler vehicles accounted for nearly half of the new cars to avoid for 2018

Here is the list of vehicles you should avoid in 2018:

  1. Acura ILX
  2. Dodge Grand Caravan
  3. Dodge Journey
  4. Fiat 500
  5. Fiat 500L
  6. Fiat 500X
  7. Ford Focus
  8. Ford Fiesta
  9. Ford Taurus
  10. Jeep Wrangler JK
  11. Maserati Ghibli
  12. Mitsubishi Mirage

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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