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  1. #1
    Anggie Thompson
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    It's gonna happen sooner than I expected. I love my current car, but the mileage is getting high and the value is
    getting lower & lower, so in order to get a good price or trade in
    for it, we need to consider replacing it. As much as it will hurt my feelings more than my budget (we've built in a new car in the budget, expecting it to happen in the next year or so), I just hate to write a car payment check.

    Do I look for a newer used car or get a new one off the lot? Do I indulge my midlife crisis mode & get my dream car? Dream car is a Miata, which would be about the same price as a small SUV like I have, but I still have a son at home that would go on vacation with us & a dog.........We will be getting that son a cheap used car in the late fall, so technically his car could be the "vacation" car........Hubby also just had to trade his truck for a new extended cab which could be used for the "family" car if necessary. Luckily, he gets a truck allowance from work, so that helped with his purchase.


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  2. #2
    Carole Scandrol
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    I suggest you look for a late model used car. Take your time and

    wait for the one you "know you want" as soon as you see it. We

    haven't purchased a new car since 1972! Auto warranties are fairly

    long now, so if you get a car that's 1-2 years old it will still be

    under the factory warranty. We bought a beautiful used car 5 years

    ago. It was 2 years old and had 27,000 miles on it. We paid less

    than 1/2 of what it sold for new! There's no way I could ever have

    saved that much out of our income in that amount of time. The only

    thing we have had to doto it in 5 years is change the oil, and the

    anti-freeze!



    Check Edmonds.com or one of the car pricing guides to see what your

    current car is worth. THEN check the Auto Trader and see what

    they're actually selling for now! People are really shying away from

    SUV's now because of the $4 gas.

    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "Anggie Thompson" <anggiet@...>

    wrote:

    >

    > It's gonna happen sooner than I expected. I love my current car,

    but the

    > mileage is getting high and the value is getting lower & lower, so

    in order

    > to get a good price or trade in for it, we need to consider

    replacing it. As

    > much as it will hurt my feelings more than my budget (we've built

    in a new

    > car in the budget, expecting it to happen in the next year or so),

    I just

    > hate to write a car payment check.

    > Do I look for a newer used car or get a new one off the lot? Do I

    indulge my

    > midlife crisis mode & get my dream car? Dream car is a Miata, which

    would be

    > about the same price as a small SUV like I have, but I still have a

    son at

    > home that would go on vacation with us & a dog.........We will be

    getting

    > that son a cheap used car in the late fall, so technically his car

    could be

    > the "vacation" car........Hubby also just had to trade his truck

    for a new

    > extended cab which could be used for the "family" car if necessary.

    > Luckily, he gets a truck allowance from work, so that helped with

    his

    > purchase.

    >

    >

    > --

    > Anggie

    > Fight Breast cancer......no one should die from it

    > http://anggie-ggslife.blogspot.com/

    >










  3. #3
    heck1518@comcast.net
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    I would use CarMax if its in your area. My DH bought a 02 Nissan Pathfinder in 05 and paid considerably less than NEW. We trust CarMax and Nissan (Woodfield)VERY MUCH so we new it would be a good deal. Miata might be more insurance cost as its a sports car. Be sure to find out the costs of insurance for each vehicle you consider.

    Best of luck to you.
    Alison -Northwest Suburbs,IL

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    It's gonna happen sooner than I expected. I love my current car, but the
    mileage is getting high and the value is getting lower & lower, so in order
    to get a good price or trade in for it, we need to consider replacing it. As
    much as it will hurt my feelings more than my budget (we've built in a new
    car in the budget, expecting it to happen in the next year or so), I just
    hate to write a car payment check.
    Do I look for a newer used car or get a new one off the lot? Do I indulge my
    midlife crisis mode & get my dream car? Dream car is a Miata, which would be
    about the same price as a small SUV like I have, but I still have a son at
    home that would go on vacation with us & a dog.........We will be getting
    that son a cheap used car in the late fall, so technically his car could be
    the "vacation" car........Hubby also just had to trade his truck for a new
    extended cab which could be used for the "family" car if necessary.
    Luc
    kily, he gets a truck allowance from work, so that helped with his
    purchase.

    --
    Anggie




  4. #4
    j514butterfly
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    You can definitely find a great deal on a "new" used car right now. My

    husband is owner of a Nissan dealership and people are walking in and

    dropping their keys on his desk because they just cannot afford the

    payments anymore. I know he says that they have around 100 repo. cars

    a month. Just research your price VERY well. Every new Armada that

    he sells is $15,000 profit for him. So don't be fooled by great deals.











    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "Carole Scandrol" <napi21@...> wrote:

    >

    > I suggest you look for a late model used car. Take your time and

    > wait for the one you "know you want" as soon as you see it. We

    > haven't purchased a new car since 1972! Auto warranties are fairly

    > long now, so if you get a car that's 1-2 years old it will still be

    > under the factory warranty. We bought a beautiful used car 5 years

    > ago. It was 2 years old and had 27,000 miles on it. We paid less

    > than 1/2 of what it sold for new! There's no way I could ever have

    > saved that much out of our income in that amount of time. The only

    > thing we have had to doto it in 5 years is change the oil, and the

    > anti-freeze!

    >

    > Check Edmonds.com or one of the car pricing guides to see what your

    > current car is worth. THEN check the Auto Trader and see what

    > they're actually selling for now! People are really shying away from

    > SUV's now because of the $4 gas.

    > --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "Anggie Thompson" <anggiet@>

    > wrote:

    > >

    > > It's gonna happen sooner than I expected. I love my current car,

    > but the

    > > mileage is getting high and the value is getting lower & lower, so

    > in order

    > > to get a good price or trade in for it, we need to consider

    > replacing it. As

    > > much as it will hurt my feelings more than my budget (we've built

    > in a new

    > > car in the budget, expecting it to happen in the next year or so),

    > I just

    > > hate to write a car payment check.

    > > Do I look for a newer used car or get a new one off the lot? Do I

    > indulge my

    > > midlife crisis mode & get my dream car? Dream car is a Miata, which

    > would be

    > > about the same price as a small SUV like I have, but I still have a

    > son at

    > > home that would go on vacation with us & a dog.........We will be

    > getting

    > > that son a cheap used car in the late fall, so technically his car

    > could be

    > > the "vacation" car........Hubby also just had to trade his truck

    > for a new

    > > extended cab which could be used for the "family" car if necessary.

    > > Luckily, he gets a truck allowance from work, so that helped with

    > his

    > > purchase.

    > >

    > >

    > > --

    > > Anggie

    > > Fight Breast cancer......no one should die from it

    > > http://anggie-ggslife.blogspot.com/

    > >

    >










  5. #5
    Lucy Anderson
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    Sell your current car for cash and buy a modest used car.. You say that you

    already have a car payment in the budget. Pay it to yourself. In just a

    few months, you will have enough for a nicer used car (in cash). Keep that

    up and you will drive free....



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    On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 6:54 AM, Anggie Thompson <anggiet@gmail.com> wrote:



    > It's gonna happen sooner than I expected. I love my current car, but the

    > mileage is getting high and the value is getting lower & lower, so in order

    > to get a good price or trade in for it, we need to consider replacing it.






  6. #6
    Sarah Long
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    I got my latest at Saturn. It had been a car that an executive had driven for 1 year, about 12,000 miles on it and I still have the rest of the warranty included plus the Onstar. All in all, it took about $13,000 off of the price compared to what the same model with features would've cost new.




 

 

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