The easiest 2013 cars to bargain for

For car dealers, it's out with the old and in with the new this time of year. For consumers, that means good deals on this year's models.

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Aug 22, 2013 10:44PM
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Was in the car business for years and truth is you can deal on all of them. Now a tip of two on not getting screwed by the dealer. 1 - Bring your own financing - 2 Do not buy an extended warranty at this time in fact most auto insurance companies offer this as well so check with your carrier first. - 3  Extras such as undercoating, paint or fabric  sealant,  alarm systems, discount oil change package paid in advance and  nitrogen air filled tires are just a pick your pocket service. And speaking of service if it is not in the listed as a service in your owners manual then you do not need it. Remember always that " your service adviser " is their service adviser, he works for them and since he or she earns a commission for every hour of paid labor sold to you all your are is a ATM.
Aug 22, 2013 8:10PM
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"easiest cars to bargain for" = "cars that no one wants"
Aug 22, 2013 8:28PM
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Puny discounts on overinflated MSRPs. No thanks keep them.
Aug 22, 2013 9:17PM
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Once again, here is a list for the Volt...and probably the Leaf.  I looked at 1958 and 1959 sales figures for the infamous Ford car the Edsel.  The Edsel was sold for 2 years, and appeared for 1960 without much in sales.   Cancelled partway through the year.  However, the Edsel was selling at 3 times the rate the Volt is currently selling at.  GM just knocked 5000 off the price of a Volt, and it didn't stimulate sales.  If the Government wasn't propping it up, the Volt would be gone.
Aug 23, 2013 8:34AM
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I find it amusing the writer had to throw in that little dig at the Chrysler minivans.  Almost as if to say "their van have to be easier to negotiate for, they can't possible be better than our wonderful vaunted Honda which can do no wrong. "  Give me a break.
Aug 22, 2013 8:27PM
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I don't like any of them even with the tiny discount. Maybe if they were half off I might buy one of them.
Aug 23, 2013 9:38AM
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Guess I'll have to settle for the Ford Focus.

Aug 23, 2013 8:36AM
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Ironically the only car i saw here that I both want and can afford is the focus and the only reason for that is the tiny little ST in the front left grill... i dont think they're discounting that model though... -.-
Sep 2, 2013 4:28PM
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There are things a lot of people don't know. You DO NOT have to pay for "Documentary Fees", "Advertising Fees" , "Dealer Prep" or "Freight Charges" That's just a money maker for the dealer. Advertising Fees are paid by the factory and not YOU. Dealer Prep and Freight Charges are included in the price of the car. "Documentary Fees" are the BIGGEST money maker. Dealers charge upwards of $150.00 plus for "Doc Fees". That means that you're willing to pay a secretary a whole wad of cash to enter your information into the Dealer's computer, print it up and then let a runner go to your state's motor vehicle agency to drop off your paper work along with other customer's. Then, the runner goes back to the motor vehicle agency a few days later to pick up all the finished paper work. I have NEVER PAID Doc Fees and either should YOU! Before you sign anything, take their pen and cross off the "Doc Fees". If they protest, walk out! I've done it many times. I even had a salesman run after me down the street because he was going to loose a $38,000 sale over $195.00 Doc fees. Remember, they are NOT the only dealer in your area. They Need YOU, But You Don't Need THEM! Don't  feel threatened by the salespeople, managers or owners who will tell you "Everyone pays Doc Fees!" Answer by saying "Well, I'm NOT Everyone" get up and start to leave. If they really want your business they'll not charge you Doc Fees. If they persist, go elsewhere. I've worked in several dealerships so I know about all the "games" dealers play.
Sep 2, 2013 8:50AM
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oh ford has to cut its prices on focus to sell as many as other small cars,and I thought they were so great.
Aug 23, 2013 1:36AM
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I think the Ford Focus is ugly. They were okay looking a few years ago. Like on the same style that the Escorts were in the late 1990's. If they don't change this, they'll go the same way the Gremlins went.
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