Decided against getting the "new" car
December 21, 2008 5:10pm CST
The other day i posted about looking at new vehicles. I got the numbers back for pricing and ended up laughing at the guy because honestly for a used vehicle 600 a month for 72 months (worked out to just shy of 41000) seemed VERY ridiculous. I'll put the money aside and fix my car and save for a downpayment on a different vehicle. My car doesnt have 41000 dollars worth of issues. Have you ever looked at a vehicle then decided not to get it for any reason? what were the reasons? were you ever tempted to laugh at the salesman after being quoted a price?
22 Dec 08
I actually work for a dealership so I definitely understand the process inside and out. And even with the inside track (and inside prices) I've decided to keep my 3 year old SUV instead of buying a new or newer one. Mine is paid for in two more years and I would really like to see some months w/o a vehicle payment! Many times when you're looking at a high end used vehicle it's actually cheaper to buy new because the interest rates are usually better through the company on a new one than through the bank (especially at model year clearance sales with 0% financing). Right now you can buy a 2008 half ton truck for $12000 below sticker; which is less than buying a used one that's 2 or 3 years old. And even though I work for a dealership, trust our salesman completely and do believe there are benefits in buying from a dealership I will say that you have to watch them like a hawk. There are some real slime ball salesmen out there!
23 Dec 08
I thought it was ridiculous that they decided to give me 800 for my trade in...deducting $$ for the things I've already paid and have an appointment for tomorrow to BE FIXED. They were told the windsheild was being replaced and the bumper is being fixed by insurance but they still stated it had to be fixed if they took it. There was a few other things i figured were ridiculous deductions and then looking at the quote sheet there were places the total match the numbers added in the line (out by 100 to 1000 dollars in places) they were all higher than the numbers they said they added up.
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22 Dec 08
thats why i buy used cars.. as soon as you buy a car and drive it off its lot it loses vaulue and some people are stupid and trade in cars every year or so so you can find a good deal with not much millage on it if you look hard enough... i think i paid like half what my car was worth and it had barely any miles on it.. probably as many miles as if i were to have owned it for one year and it was an 05 and i bought it in 07.. it was older than i wanted but millage wise was better than the newer ones i was looking at so i figured it was only me being silly about it
22 Dec 08
Thats really neat. Talking to people the last couple days I've had a lot of people tell me that...and a few people tell me that They'll check places for me (the two guys that told me that are both ex car sales men - both quit when their first born was born)