It's no secret that the last few years haven't been good ones for the automobile industry -- or for the economy in general. People still need to buy cars, of course, but there are some good cars out there with flagging sales. It's to your advantage to find out which ones they are because dealers might be willing to give you a better price to move their inventory on those particular models. Be sure to do your research: Look at reviews of cars, look at sales figures for the cars that get good reviews -- and see if some well-regarded car that fits your needs isn't selling well. Then give serious thought to buying one. The dealer may be very glad to see you and give you a price that will make your visit worthwhile.