10 Hot Cars You Can’t Have Yet

NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Consumers looking to buy a new car may want to hold off. Some noteworthy, and in many cases affordable, 2012 models have yet to become available at local dealerships.

To whet your appetite for a new a set of wheels, MainStreet talked to car experts to find out which cars will be hitting the marketplace in the next year that everyone will want.

Volkswagen Beetle

Consumers who weren’t a big fan of the car when it was rebooted in 1998 will be happy to know that 2012 is the year of a whole new Beetle.  Or perhaps a whole new old Beetle since Volkswagen’s latest version looks more like the original.

“It’s been completely redesigned,” Jack Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for the car valuation site Kelley Blue Book, says. “It’s a more substantial car, much less precious-looking.” 

When it debuts this fall, consumers should expect to pay around $18,995 for the base model, Nerad says.