The Worst Deals on New Cars Right Now
Some models are so hard to come by that consumers are paying well above sticker price for them
If you have your heart set on buying a new car this year, be prepared to pay significantly more for some models—or choose one that isn’t in high demand.
Inflation, parts shortages, and a recovering economy have all thrown a socket wrench into the auto industry, putting a severe strain on the new-car market. So forget about getting a good deal on certain popular cars, SUVs, and trucks. Some are so hard to come by that consumers are paying well above sticker price for them. That includes must-have models or those essential for business, such as heavy-duty pickup trucks.
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