Consumer Reports Says These Cars Are Currently The Worst Deals, Tom Disagrees


While Honda’s hybrid inventory looks a little better and dealers don’t advertise markups a lot of dealers will sell cars with thousands of dollars worth of added accessories, making the total cost way over the sticker price. Also, the large GM SUVs like the Suburban, Tahoe, Yukon, and Escalade are seeing prices crank up due to the factory shutdowns.

Tom says: While models like the Maverick and Sportage Hybrid are still in short supply and therefore will command higher premiums, the Consumer Reports data has some serious omissions on certain models. For example, anything Toyota plus hybrid or PHEV is going to be a challenge. Most folks are waiting upwards of nine months or more for a chance to get a Sienna or Highlander Grand Hybrid anywhere near MSRP.

Porsche 911 Carrera T

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And if you find the prices on the Supra to be a bit high, don’t even bother looking at the Porsche 911 market where even a base car has over a year wait time and an expected price over the MSRP.