2012 vw cc

2012 Volkswagen CC, 2012 Ford Mustang, 7 others are NADAguides 'recommended buys'


The new Quarterly Car Buyers Market Report issued Wednesday by NADAguides identifies nine current "recommended buys" from Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Ford, GMC, Hyundai, Land Rover, Toyota and Volkswagen.

Based on an analysis of depreciation value, incentives and rebates, warranty, assistance services and features, NADAguides analysts are recommending these vehicles to people shopping for a new car right now: The 2011 Audi S5, 2012 BMW 6 Series, 2012 Chevrolet Colorado, 2012 Ford Mustang, 2011 GMC Terrain, 2012 Hyundai Tucson, 2011 Land Rover LR4, 2011 Toyota Venza and 2012 Volkswagen CC.

Troy Snyder, director of product development at NADAguides, said the new wheels offer great value for the dollar.

“These nine vehicles offer value and features that many consumers are starting to expect from automotive manufacturers at lower price points," Snyder said. "What was previously only available in luxury segment vehicles is now starting to become standard across all types of makes and models.

"These features, coupled with a great warranty, additional customer services such as free maintenance, and competitive incentives, are making many new vehicles much more attractive for car buyers. The Car Buyer’s Market Report is designed to help consumers determine which vehicles are ones they should definitely consider and these nine vehicles offer a little something for everyone.”

Highlights:

2012 Volkswagen CC: This VW has a first-year depreciation rate of 1% and costs $28,515 for the sedan manual sport. The sedan executive 4Motion limited availability starts at $40,390. Volkswagen offers 0% financing for 36 to 60 months or 1.9% for 72 months. The 2012 Volkswagen CC comes with a three-year, 36,000-mile warranty and Volkswagen’s CareFree Maintenance program for the same time period. There is a 44-day supply of inventory. It has good high-tech equipment, from "intelligent crash response" to the touch-screen navigation system.

2012 BMW 6 Series: A 19% first-year depreciation combined with great warranty and service programs make the this all-new luxury car a recommended buy. BMW offers 3.9% percent financing on 36 to 72 months and all 2012 BMWs come standard with a four year, 50,000 mile warranty and BMW’s Ultimate Maintenance program, which covers all regular maintenance during the same time period. Starting MSRP for the 2012 BMW 6 Series 2 door coupe 650i is $83,000. The 2-door convertible 650i starts at $90,500. There is a 43-day supply of inventory so the car is readily available. The 2012 BMW 6 Series is competitively priced within its category while the high-tech safety features, 400 horsepower and glass-smooth drive make it value-driven and fun.

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