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Old 10-15-2011, 01:08 PM   #1
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It seems like there was a thread here not too long ago on this subject, but I can't find it now. Just want to report that I bought a new (2011) car yesterday after several months of looking. I used USAA's Auto Buying Service to get prices and did indeed talk to a couple of the dealers that turned up in response to my on-line request for prices. However, they were generally some distance away. I found a much closer dealer which, although not a formal member of the USAA network, met the price. I am pleased with the car and satisfied with what I had to pay for it.

BTW, I did consider a few late-model, low mileage used cars but found the price differences made a new car a better choice for me.
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It seems like there was a thread here not too long ago on this subject, but I can't find it now.
It was in this thread: 0.00% Loan Interest Rate

Happy it worked out for you. What did you buy?
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It was in this thread: 0.00% Loan Interest Rate

Happy it worked out for you. What did you buy?
A Buick Regal CXL.

Buick has been trying to jazz up their cars and have apparently been successful in appealing to a younger demographic the last year or two. I'm afraid, however, that at my age I don't help them at all in lowering their customers' average age.
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Buick has come a long way in the past couple of years.

You can always claim you purchased below your age group because you're suffering from late onset middle age crisis...
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You can always claim you purchased below your age group because you're suffering from late onset middle age crisis...
It's also a side effect of early onset middle age crisis...
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It's also a side effect of early onset middle age crisis...
Unfortunately, any middle age crisis was years ago for me.

I was half expecting that the Buick dealer would want me to show an ID (my Medicare card) just to get in the showroom.
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