If you're primarily concerned with getting a bargain, wait until the all-new model is about to hit, then look for a low-mileage 2013 or 2014 model. Those cars tend to be worth a little less when a newer, fresher version is introduced.
The Los Angeles Auto Show is a somewhat quiet affair for the Detroit Three. But the auto show that is in the city where General Motors, Ford and Chrysler all covet better sales, is not without news and a few meaningful curtain raisers.
Since every automotive enthusiast publication runs some sort of "Best of" list, I'm listing those I think are Detroit's "Most Significant" for 2008 and 2009, and some early available news on 2010 models.