Sales are slower than most automakers had expected. The economy remains in a funk. There are more leftover 2010 models than we normally expect to see at the end of summer. Conditions are just right for negotiating a great deal.
Unless you're buying one of these.
Our pricing partners at TrueCar.com have helped us identify the five 2010 cars you're least likely to negotiate a good price on, based on August sales figures. If you're interested in one of these, you should expect to pay close to sticker.
2010 Audi Q7Enlarge Photo
Audi builds the finest interiors you'll find outside of hand-built cars from Bentley and Rolls Royce, and the Q7 is no exception. It offers three rows of luxurious seating, along with an exceptionally balanced ride for something as big and heavy as a full-size SUV. But Audi brought few of them to the states this year, so though demand isn't high, supply matches it. Expect to pay full price.
2010 Cadillac SRX TurboEnlarge Photo
A well-rounded luxury SUV, the SRX offers handsome styling inside and out, sharp handling, a powerful base engine and an impressive set of brakes. It's stolen a lot of sales from the segment king, the Lexus RX, and shows little sign of slowing down. For that reason, dealers aren't willing to budge much on price.