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Affordable way getting a car in Atlanta GA

 
Sharon whipple
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Howdy all,
We are relocating to Atlanta Georgia for year or two,
our current budget for a car is around 8K, and we need 2 cars (I don’t want to get 2 cars for 8K – It will cost more to fix them…)
Is there Affordable way leasing a car for the first few month until we settle down?
Thank you
 
Paul Clapham
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8K... that's your operating budget for a year, right? Or does it include both the purchase cost and the annual operating cost?
 
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Generally a car lease is for 3 or more years, not a couple of months. There are rental companies that offer weekly and monthly rates, and they are far less than the daily rates of Hertz or Avis.

I think you need to be more specific on what you mean. Do you mean to buy to cars, at $8K purchase each, spending $16K for the two, and then you have to add in license, taxes, maintenance, wear and tear, depreciation, etc?

If you have good credit, its not hard to get a 48 or 60 month car lease for about $400 a month, for a nice car.
 
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Do you need the two cars all the time? If you each need one to go to work, you need two physical cars. If you need one most of the time and the other only on weekends, consider Zipcar. It's more flexible than the Hertz weekly rentals because you don't have the car all week.
 
Sharon whipple
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Jeanne Boyarsky: Do you need the two cars

Yes, we need them 24/7

Pat Farrell: you have to add in license, taxes, maintenance, wear and tear, depreciation, etc?

8k without the additional expenses,
At $8K purchase both (yearly budget)


Here is a nice car I found for 2K (do you think this price is real??)
http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/ctd/2410228467.html

Our transportaition budget is limited because first year relocation expenses are far beyond our capabilities.
 
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