- August 5, 2008 at 1:54 pm #261151
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.
kily, he gets a truck allowance from work, so that helped with his
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