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Old 08-31-2009, 10:11 AM   #16  
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It was successful enough campaign that an American mfr. tried to beat it. Neither plan is a good idea. If you think your job is at risk at all, you have no business buying a new car. Actually, many large dealerships can make similar deals. And the "Fools rush in...."
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No I have not. I never considered buying a hyundai...but the ads were catching

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I agree. But sometimes you don't know that your job is in jeopardy... Most new car loans are for 3-5 years and anything could happen in that time with the state of the economy...

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Old 08-31-2009, 10:43 AM   #19  
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.. Most new car loans are for 3-5 years and anything could happen in that time with the state of the economy...
Yup, and pretty much everything has!
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Yup, and pretty much everything has!
With more to come still no doubt.
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With more to come still no doubt.
I agree, the worst is yet to come...
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Old 09-01-2009, 10:15 PM   #22  
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You pretty much have to buy a car that you can afford even if unemployed. The zero percent financing is also a plus.

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Old 09-04-2009, 11:12 AM   #23  
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The mindset of many is having to buy 'new'. Some of my best cars have been used (but not broken) from private parties. Many credit unions, etc. give excellent interest rates even on used vehicles.
There are many ways to go. Let your budget and common sense be your guide.
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You pretty much have to buy a car that you can afford even if unemployed. The zero percent financing is also a plus.
Even without any interest (which is then included in the purchase price so you pay it anyway), you still have to be able to afford the car and the monthly payments. Buying used if unemployed makes much more sense IMO.

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The mindset of many is having to buy 'new'. Some of my best cars have been used (but not broken) from private parties. Many credit unions, etc. give excellent interest rates even on used vehicles.
There are many ways to go. Let your budget and common sense be your guide.
I stopped buying new cars when I realized I can buy a 1-2 year old car with about 24,000 miles on it that still had some mfg warranty still in effect for half what it costs new. Never mind the excise (pers.prop tax) being about half, insurance being about half, & sales tax, etc etc. also being about half.

Cars are a tool and NOT an investment in my eyes.
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Even without any interest (which is then included in the purchase price so you pay it anyway), you still have to be able to afford the car and the monthly payments. Buying used if unemployed makes much more sense IMO.



I stopped buying new cars when I realized I can buy a 1-2 year old car with about 24,000 miles on it that still had some mfg warranty still in effect for half what it costs new. Never mind the excise (pers.prop tax) being about half, insurance being about half, & sales tax, etc etc. also being about half.

Cars are a tool and NOT an investment in my eyes.

Got that right!!

Damn, you are coming out with so much goodness this morning, PFC5, where is your church? I'm goin'!
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Cars are a tool and NOT an investment in my eyes
I stopped buying new cars when I realized I can buy a 1-2 year old car with about 24,000 miles on it that still had some mfg warranty still in effect for half what it costs new. Never mind the excise (pers.prop tax) being about half, insurance being about half, & sales tax, etc etc. also being about half.

Agreed - I buy used
In this economy with dealers hurting, used cars are IMO easy to get. Currently I am driving a Mercedes E320 which I bought for $7800 (61,495 miles excellent condition)from a dealership who was happy to be selling anything. Spent way less than on any new car - was able to purchase in full and avoid a payment. Not to mention It is a pleasure to drive compared to the old POS I had forever.
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i'm actually doing some work with kia - the reviews on their new car, the forte, are pretty solid. and it starts at $13,695.

http://www.autoblog.com/2009/06/16/f...t-sedan-optio/
http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...iew/index.html

any of you guys seen it? what do you think?
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i'm actually doing some work with kia - the reviews on their new car, the forte, are pretty solid.
It would have to be to be competitive.
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