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.
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.
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“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.