Best Bargain Cars
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5 best bargain cars in a down economy
Practical is the term that describes the type of cars recession-weary consumers are buying these days. Bankrate.com notes that the best bargain cars are moderately priced, fuel-efficient, and reliable. See which five models make the cut.
"Buying a bargain car in a down economy is different than in good times. Instead of lusting for horsepower, it's miles per gallon to save cash. Instead of hot styling, it's cargo capacity for a potentially unexpected move.
Recessions typically bring a huge drop-off in car sales, and this one was no exception. The year 2008 was the worst for auto sales since 1992, with overall industry sales falling off 18 percent from 2007, according to Edmunds.com..."