Best cars if you want to...

The downturn in consumer spending means you can negotiate some great deals on wheels now - these standouts among them.

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... get all the flavor with half the fat
Car: Acura TL SH-AWD

Price: $39K sticker ($36K market)

Mpg: 17 city, 25 hwy.

If you can get past its hyperaggressive beak, this sporty sedan is fun to drive, handily beats comparable German cars in ownership costs, and boasts the engineering for which parent Honda is famous.

NEXT: ... land a fantastic pre-owned deal
Last updated April 24 2009: 9:24 AM ET
Source: Vincentric, Edmunds.com
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