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suggestion on new car purchase

 
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working around detroit area, one benefit is discount on new car purchase. like right now, i can buy most ford (include mazda, volvo, land rover, jaguar), gm, chrysler for up to $4,000 less market price.

i am thinking to buy a new vehicle, and trade in my jeep. take into consideration all factors: life style, plan for future, resale......what is your choice?
 
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I always say forget new and buy 2 years old, let somebody else eat the depreciation. But with your discount, um, never mind.

I look at cars all the time and would love something sportier and faster than my Subaru, but I'm not about to give up the all-wheel-drive. There are days my wife's Camry will not come up the hill or the driveway ... like when the rest of the world thinks it's Spring but we have 33 degrees and one inch of snow melting into the slipperiest grease ever put on a street.

I personally lust for a Miata for affordable fun or an Audi for the aggressive looking stance and good AWD. Or maybe a hot-rod WRX but I'm sure I'd poke my eye out with that.
 
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I agree.
Buy used. Save the payment, pay off debt, and live like a king once you're debt free.

/avoids soap box like the plague...
 
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up front, i like suv and minivan.

but financially, buying a new car is probably not a good idea. i really like a new range rover, but it costs over $60,000, with that money, i can pay off the smaller loan on my rental property, that will put me in a better position in term of cash flow and refinance. i also like hummer, ......

after going through these thoughts, i think i am leaning toward mazda mpv and tribute, if i can get a good deal on trade in.

if i can not get a good trade in, does it make sense at all to have 2 cars all to myself? by the way, i may move my home 600 miles next month.

solution, solution, solution!

anybody from jerusalem by any chance?
[ June 10, 2005: Message edited by: Pat Davis ]
 
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Pat I'm just curious... you said you live in the Detroit area... GM just anounced a huge layoff which means many of the people in the Detroit area just lost their jobs. You also said you get a discount at gm. So why not support your local economy and try to help the home-town industry out and buy a gm?
 
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obviously, i can not save the day just by myself. instead, i should probably save myself first.

by the way, gm gives everybody discount, same as gm employees. if people all over the country buy gm cars. that will work.
[ June 10, 2005: Message edited by: Pat Davis ]
 
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well I wasn't trying to imply that you buying one car could turn the company around or anything, but I just thought that being from the area, it might affect you more than somebody from say California or Florida and you might feel like trying to help out a local business by patronizing it or something like that. It's no secret that foreign car manufactures are selling tons of cars in the US which is putting a lot of pressure on American manufacturers. It seems to me that American car manufacturers (especially GM) could use a little help right now, that's all. Anyways don't worry about it, that's just my 2 cents.

(not to mention that GM has a huge surplus of vehicles right now which means you could probably get a great deal on one. )
 
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and what lifestyle would that be?

If you're a gunslinging deerhunter you could do worse than an F150 or something of the kind, if you're a playboy maybe a Mustang would serve you best.

Personally I hate minivans and SUVs but they seem popular with Americans.
 
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thanks for all the input, i finally made up my mind. i bought a 2005 mazdaspeed miata. originally i want to go big with mpv/tribute, but then i realized mpv/tribute are not big enough, mpv is a so-called compact minivan, tribute is a mid-size suv. they are relatively small in their class. so instead, i decide to go small with miata. i drove one before, and was pretty impressed. now with a turbo-engine, bose stereo. it is even better. and many website list it as best buy in its class. and when you look at the label, "100% part made in japan", so i supposed it is also reliable.







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Originally posted by Dan Maples:
Pat I'm just curious... you said you live in the Detroit area... GM just anounced a huge layoff which means many of the people in the Detroit area just lost their jobs. You also said you get a discount at gm. So why not support your local economy and try to help the home-town industry out and buy a gm?



This is a old phenomenon. It is highly likely that your next Toyota is built in US but the chevrolet is built in Canada. What gives???
 
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Originally posted by Kishore Dandu:


This is a old phenomenon. It is highly likely that your next Toyota is built in US but the chevrolet is built in Canada. What gives???



I agree with this statement, however even if a Toyota is made in the USA and most of the workers in the plant are Americans, the profits get sent back to Japan. Toyota stock is traded in Japan not the USA (see here for more details) Same goes for GM, if a Canadian purchases a GM made in Canada by Canadians, the profits still go back to the USA. Furthermore, I didn't once fault Pat (or Roger whichever name he goes by is fine with me) I merely gave him my opinion (which he asked everbody for) while at the same time asking for his opinion and reasoning in return.

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"Anyways don't worry about it, that just my 2 cents."

I don't think I was coming off aggressive or rude at all, so saying:

"What gives???"

is, in my opinion, rude,incosiderate, and un-warranted.

-Dan

P.S. I think is is interesting that you capatalized Toyota, but not Chevrolet.
 
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Originally posted by Dan Maples:


I agree with this statement, however even if a Toyota is made in the USA and most of the workers in the plant are Americans, the profits get sent back to Japan. Toyota stock is traded in Japan not the USA (see here for more details) Same goes for GM, if a Canadian purchases a GM made in Canada by Canadians, the profits still go back to the USA. Furthermore, I didn't once fault Pat (or Roger whichever name he goes by is fine with me) I merely gave him my opinion (which he asked everbody for) while at the same time asking for his opinion and reasoning in return.

...

"Anyways don't worry about it, that just my 2 cents."

I don't think I was coming off aggressive or rude at all, so saying:

"What gives???"

is, in my opinion, rude,incosiderate, and un-warranted.

-Dan

P.S. I think is is interesting that you capatalized Toyota, but not Chevrolet.



Dude:
What gives is just a inquisition. If you have considered that as rude, god helpus.

I drive a Chevy Prizm and really love their service(compared to Toyota dealer service stations). Don't make conclusions out of usage of english.

With due respect to you I have capitalized Chevy this time around
 
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Kind of late for you, but check out www.carbuyingtips.com

Mark
 
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