New Car Values

There are simply a whole lot of choices when it comes to new auto.  Here are 3 of the top models for the 2011 year that clearly reflect value in their class.

2011 Ford Fiesta | Subcompact

I love Ford and what it continues to do with innovation.  It’s not like they are the new guy on the block but they have been around and have had their problems with a line up that was really looking “old”.  Now look at them!  They did not take the government handout – didn’t have to and they gained share because of it.  If you want a real bargain in terms of fuel economy, (28 mpg city, 37 mpg highway) this is the real deal – The Fiesta is a bargain and offers a whole lot for just a little.  That’s value!  What the best part?  The 2011 Ford Fiesta starts at just $13,200.


2011 Hyundai Elantra | Compact

There has been a lot of conversation about this auto and frankly, it’s deserving of the attention.  They have outdone themselves with great styling, good handling and excellent fuel economy. It’s listed at (29/40 mpg), which establishes a benchmark that others will struggle to achieve anytime soon.  Often overlooked by consumers, this Korean compact is really getting some attention – we think it’s mainly about its low price point compared with it’s Japanese competitors. The 2011 Hyundai Elantra starts at just $14,830.

2011 Kia Optima| Midsize

Many autos have held the prized “King of the Hill” platform and it was only a matter of time before a new challenger would emerge.  The 2011 Optima, according to consumer reports, is well ahead of the Honda Accord this year.  It’s been a deserving dethroning – so much value at a very competitive price.  The EPA ratings for the 2.4-liter 2011 Optima at 24 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway with the six-speed manual, 24 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway with the six-speed automatic.  It’s good looking, with great styling and curves but with a market leading warranty program and excellent mpg, it stacks up as a great to be considering.  The 2011 Kia Optima starts at just $18,995.

You can actually arrange auto financing online for the car you want to purchase.  Online, lenders can give quotes almost instantly.   The you can be at home, the pressure is off, and good, rational thinking can take place and you are in control.   Online lenders also offer more preferential rates than their real-world counterparts; this is because they have less overhead and they are not marking up the finance charge to add more profit.  Some websites, like, offer the opportunity to receive up to four quotes within minutes of each other.

The capacity for choice here is significant.  Heck, we all want to have choices and this is the best way to get an auto loan and be in control.  The process works for all 3 of the autos we’ve mentioned today – walk into any dealer empowered because you have your financing pre-arranged.   What this means is that you can literally pick and choose the best auto loan deal for you, and in some cases receive a check by courier the next day, ready for you to walk into the dealership as a cash buyer.

Let us know if you’ve come across some good values or give us some ideas on what you would like to hear about – we’ll do our best to accommodate.