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Old 11-14-2014, 11:34 AM   #81
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Anybody else finding that this thread and the other car thread are encouraging them to think of new cars they really, really don't need? Yikes. In my spare time, lately I find myself browsing edmunds. com and the car section of the consumer reports website.

But I only have 18,000 miles on my 2009 Venza and it is a great car! I don't need another car. Ridiculous. New cars are so alluring, even when not needed. I find myself looking at all kinds of other vehicles, large or small, cheap or expensive.
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Old 11-14-2014, 11:47 AM   #82
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Anybody else finding that this thread and the other car thread are encouraging them to think of new cars they really, really don't need? Yikes. In my spare time, lately I find myself browsing edmunds. com and the car section of the consumer reports website.

But I only have 18,000 miles on my 2009 Venza and it is a great car! I don't need another car. Ridiculous. New cars are so alluring, even when not needed. I find myself looking at all kinds of other vehicles, large or small, cheap or expensive.
I just bought a new 2104 VW Passat (leftover) and plan to keep it until I am not allowed to drive anymore. Last (planned) car...got it for a great discount off dealer invoice. I bought used cars all my life and this is certainly a departure. But it has a great warranty and I currently drive over 20,000 miles per year.

Whether or not you buy new, used, take the train, ride a bicycle or motorcycle. etc. depends on your personal situation and outlook on how you want to spend your dollars on transportation.
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Anybody else finding that this thread and the other car thread are encouraging them to think of new cars they really, really don't need? Yikes. In my spare time, lately I find myself browsing edmunds. com and the car section of the consumer reports website....
It is really pushing me to buy a van, I'm thinking to modify it slightly for camping. Thing is, we could not go camping for the next few months as snow is starting to fall, unless we drive 2,000 miles or so.....

So really to be efficient, I don't need to buy the van until March, but I'm ready to do it now.
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Anybody else finding that this thread and the other car thread are encouraging them to think of new cars they really, really don't need?.........
Nah, I'm a car gal and we always need another car. LOL If we hadn't run out of garage space we'd have more.
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We always buy what you would call the "lost leader" you know the car that is listed only (1) available. Last year we got a 2013 Ford F140 4x4 loaded for $20,400 plus tax. That was one of the best deals we ever got. A brand new truck. Of course we have owned over 100 cars over 35 years of marriage. Some project cars to resell. Some used. My DH is the car buying professional. We always buy a new car with at least 30% equity built in by buying the "lost leader".
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Anybody else finding that this thread and the other car thread are encouraging them to think of new cars they really, really don't need?
No, not really. We just bought a new Honda Accord Sport last December and I hope that will last 15+years. The GMC pickup runs fine, no issues, so we're not the least bit tempted.

I am finding that keeping them garaged makes a world of difference. The truck is 12 years old and looks like it was delivered yesterday.
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Anybody else finding that this thread and the other car thread are encouraging them to think of new cars they really, really don't need? Yikes. In my spare time, lately I find myself browsing edmunds. com and the car section of the consumer reports website.

But I only have 18,000 miles on my 2009 Venza and it is a great car! I don't need another car. Ridiculous. New cars are so alluring, even when not needed. I find myself looking at all kinds of other vehicles, large or small, cheap or expensive.
Sounds like a great car for another LBYM'r.
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We always buy what you would call the "lost leader" you know the car that is listed only (1) available. Last year we got a 2013 Ford F140 4x4 loaded for $20,400 plus tax. That was one of the best deals we ever got. A brand new truck. Of course we have owned over 100 cars over 35 years of marriage. Some project cars to resell. Some used. My DH is the car buying professional. We always buy a new car with at least 30% equity built in by buying the "lost leader".
Maybe it was cheaper because it was an F140 and not an F150, lol
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