You may have just missed out on arguably the most wonderful time of year to buy a new car between Christmas and New Year's, but that doesn't mean all hope went out the window with the previous year. As dealers move to ship out model-year 2018 cars in favor of filling up their lots with new 2019s, your chances of scoring a deal on something outgoing are still good, particularly if it's not a popular SUV. If the prospect of a new car is in your immediate future — like, say, this very weekend — keep reading: We have reviews for what's new to the market, as well as the best ways of navigating a dealership. To get some of that knowledge for yourself, see the links below.
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- Pickup trucks: Ram 1500, GMC Sierra 1500, Ford F-150 Raptor
- SUVs: Hyundai Santa Fe, Tesla Model X, Cadillac XT4, Lincoln Nautilus
- Sedans: Kia Forte, Volkswagen Jetta, Genesis G70, Nissan Altima
- Hybrids: Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid
- Wagons: Mercedes-AMG E63
- Performance: McLaren 570S Spider
Anything I shouldn't do when I'm at the dealer? Yep. Avoid these pitfalls.
Should I get an extended warranty? That depends. Here's what you need to know.
How do I sell or trade in my old car? Learn how to prep your car before you sell it to a dealer, how to trade it in and how to deal with taxes and other considerations. If you still owe money on your old car, read this. Finally, if you want to sell it private party, here's how to create the picture-perfect ad and how to seal the deal.
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