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5 sweet car deals from the 2012 model year

Bank rate -- Looking for a bargain on a new car? Buying an outgoing 2012 model may be the way to save money.

With most of the 2013 model-year cars rolling onto the lots, dealers are anxious to clear their stock of last year's models by offering great 2012 car deals. Even with the discounts, not every deal may be the wisest financial choice.
Here are Bankrate's choices of cars that have steep enough discounts to make buying last year's model a strong argument. Check the manufacturer's website to confirm availability of any rebate or incentive listed here, as manufacturers can change these offers at any time.
2012 Chevrolet Malibu
Price: $22,110
Gas mileage: 22 city/33 highway mpg
With a starting price of $22,110, the Chevrolet Malibu is already a very affordable 2012 car. Currently, Chevrolet is offeri


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 5:40:58 AM

prices need to come down on a lot of cars. They're well overpriced for the product they offer.
52MPG
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 7:05:37 PM

Not sweet enough for me.
DanMtz
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 6:02:42 PM

No thanks
blupupher
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 8:34:41 AM

don't want any of them
Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 8:12:13 AM

And you could get two for the prices most of the cars in the list
Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 8:11:05 AM

For instance, Nissan Versa is less expensive and has mid-sized interior room
Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 8:10:00 AM

Good deals abound... and bankrate isn't showing any of them....
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 6:31:10 AM

ok
Ahking
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 11:22:27 PM

not big enough.
indyjim
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 10:38:32 PM

Big discounts indicate big issues.
jl1rp
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 8:57:31 PM

only one on the list that I may look at.
schatzila
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 6:27:10 PM

Too bad for me, my fave isn't on the list.
Mark8601
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 5:18:23 PM

They don't make money on new cars anyway.
YumaFellow
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 3:41:50 PM

There is a reason or two these cars are still out there in quantity. In some cases, the gas mileage is not that great. And the quality of some of these is a bit questionable.
Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 2:57:08 PM

Sorry Knutz..... I am.

But then, I was spending 24/7 taking care of my father....
Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 2:55:06 PM

Under Bush-McCain-Romney....only two "sweet deals" would even exist -- the Nissan Sentra and the Kia Sedona.....since GM and Ford would have been history...
ss70
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 1:18:22 PM

cool. there are some real good deals out there for who need a new vehicle.
my2002m
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 12:43:11 PM

Too bad I'm not in the market for a new car.
PathfinderSC
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 12:06:05 PM

Agree with KnutzAL .
skinsfan125
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 12:01:46 PM

ok
knutzAL
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 11:50:33 AM

Survey:
Who here is actually doing better than four years ago. Enough to consider dropping 25 - 30 K for a new car.
Personally unless the Nissan frontier blows after 385,000 miles I'm done.
Have a great weekend you'all!
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Let me know what you think at " Getting us out of this quagmire".
PathfinderSC
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 11:48:49 AM

Didn't see anything I would be interested in.
Seamus4513
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 11:06:43 AM

Just bought
agr964
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 10:12:59 AM

Agreed, Focus is the way to go. Great interior, great mileage. Don't bother with these "affordable" cars. They will make you sad every day.
200porter
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 10:00:48 AM

Not interested in these cars.
broken80530
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 9:59:32 AM

These cars are really pretty but you can find a used care for half the price that gets as good or better milage. The one SUV gets 18mpg? We have a 02 Suzuki XL7 with 120000 on it that get over 18mpg around town.

And $20 or $30K for a car, isn't that like a years pay for some or at least 1/2 or 1/4 of a years pay.
treehood
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 9:59:11 AM

I guess bank rate has nothing to do nowadays but dive into areas they know nothing about.
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 9:58:32 AM

Nor in the market now.
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 9:58:14 AM

Will these deals affect gas prices?
nstrdnvstr
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 9:57:56 AM

Who has money for a new car?
me2002
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 9:56:47 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 9:56:09 AM

ok
Hi1
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 9:53:56 AM

Ok.
Voltus
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 9:53:32 AM

buy American
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 9:53:16 AM

Fun to look, not buying
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 9:51:40 AM

these guys are idiots. I bought a 2012 Ford Focus. drove from Seattle to Minneapolis and back............. FORTY ONE . ONE. paid 21,500
tutaw
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 9:51:27 AM

not going to buy an GM or Ford
ace07
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 9:51:18 AM

Not looking to buy anytime soon.
BillHeatherL
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 9:51:16 AM

will it affect gas prices
AcuraTSX
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 9:51:13 AM

Deals on cars many did not want. Is that really a good deal?
Example the Malibu. In comparisons tests Malibu comes in 5th or last various car magazines.
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 9:50:19 AM

Not exactly cheap.
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 9:49:41 AM

not fuel related
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 9:48:51 AM

Freedom to choose whatever you want.
gasman50
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 9:48:01 AM

not for me.............
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 9:47:31 AM

Yes, Pay the deprecation price.......
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 9:46:53 AM

You know you are getting old when you read that $30,000 for a car is reasonable and affordable.
attackninja
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 9:46:44 AM

Thanks for the info! This is very help information to have since I am looking to get a new car!
kirzon484
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 9:46:42 AM

save your money for the depression
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 9:45:59 AM

Ohkay!
LJGP_MO95
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 9:44:26 AM

no money to buy new.
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 9:44:11 AM

Thanks
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