Views on new and used cars?

United States
February 2, 2011 11:28pm CST
My family used to buy used cars and buy luxurious names like {Lexus, Acura, Mercedes} however we always experienced problems so we settled with affordable brands like {Honda and Toyota} and we purchased the cars brand new because it's more affordable. We never experience any problems, just the normal wear/tear, oil changes, maintenance. We know what happens with our cars however if you buy used cars, you don't know where it's been, etc. Yeah some people can't afford new cars which is fine but what is your preference? I know my friends who have money but they never buy new cars because the price value of the car as you buy it off the lot brand new, decreases quickly! What do you think? New cars or Used cars?
1 response
@sam3m1 (190)
• United States
4 Feb 11
after buying two cheap, stripped down cars when we were younger, we began to buy older, more expensive cars. we seldom had a major problem because before purchasing, we had the cars checked by mechanics and electronically. the results have been years of luxury cars, options we couldn't ordinarily afford, roomy and safe rides, and real comfort on long trips. the downsides are lower gas milage, slightly more expensive repair costs. another downside is that when you get used to an option, you tend to want that option in the next car. power windows, air, power seats were not as common 30 years ago. the present car has cd player, climate control, power trunk opener, power trunk closer, etc. some options are not necessary, but really appreciated.
• United States
5 Feb 11
Yup! I agree, thank you for sharing :)