Want a Good Deal? Buy a Worst-Selling Car!
In 2004 I bought a new Jaguar X-Type for $24,000. The window sticker said $32,000, so I was pretty proud of myself.
I got the good deal because X-Types were notoriously slow sellers and no one else wanted the last black 2.5-liter 5-speed. The dealer wanted it off his lot, and I excitedly took it.
Of course, I quickly learned the car wasn’t quite worth even the discounted price, but that’s another story for another time. Now that we’re in 2013, what slow sellers should you expect to find with discounted prices?
Here are the 10 slowest sellers of 2012:
10. Volvo C30
9. BMW Z4
8. Audi TT
4. Nissan GT-R
3. Acura ZDX
Now, cars like the GT-R and i-MiEV are on the list because of small production and limited availability. Don’t expect to find a discounted GT-R at your local Nissan dealership! The rest, though, could conceivably be found in showrooms or even in the CarGurus listings at prices well below original sticker.
If you don’t mind driving something most people happily skipped over, a great deal could be waiting!
Have you ever scored a good deal on an unpopular car?