Shoppers looking to buy a new car this year may get sticker shock.
While modest annual price increases are expected for new car models, some manufacturers are upping their 2103 sticker prices by $1,000 or more.
The base price for a 2013 Lexus ( CT 200h is nearly $3,000 more expensive, for example, while a 2013 )Hyundai (i Elantra sedan will cost $1,350 more than last year's model. )
And while there is always room for bargaining at the dealership, consumers on the whole will continue to pay more for their new wheels, said Jesse Toprak, an analyst with automotive research site Truecar.com. But they will also likely get more features than previous models.
"You're paying more but you're getting more," he said.
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