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#3624 of 3633 Re: Should I lease a Nissan leaf or keep my Saab 9-3? [sebring95]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Oct 28, 2013 (5:34 am)
Yes, my experience has shown that owning a used Saab can be an expensive proposition. Before we got rid of ours, it was costing about $800/month in repairs... always something different. So, I can certainly understand the feeling of being worn out & burned by a "needy" used vehicle. However, as mentioned, pretty much any used vehicle is going to be better.
And yes, leasing the Leaf would entail giving away miles.
#3625 of 3633 Re: Should I lease a Nissan leaf or keep my Saab 9-3? [suydam]
Oct 28, 2013 (5:49 am)
This would certainly be a sensible choice, as would buying a used car like a Camry. I'll need to look into options further, but to be perfectly honest at this point I may be willing to pay a little more for something nicer to drive. I test drove a Fit twice and it just felt like a tin can, especially compared to our current vehicles (Jetta Sportwagon TDI and Saab 9-3).
#3626 of 3633 Re: Should I lease a Nissan leaf or keep my Saab 9-3? [mrswitters]
Oct 28, 2013 (6:07 am)
I would have a hard time believing there's a big difference in "tin can" feel between a Fit and a Leaf. I don't like small cars at all so they all feel like that to me. You could pick up a lot of very nice used vehicles for the price of a new Fit and get far more for the money. Again, outside of Euro cars you should be able to own the thing for many years without spending much in repairs.
#3627 of 3633 Re: Should I lease a Nissan leaf or keep my Saab 9-3? [sebring95]
Oct 28, 2013 (7:12 am)
That was my thinking too. The Leaf and Fit seem pretty comparable to me. Why even consider the Leaf, then? Just get a used Camry and it will probably run forever.
Oct 31, 2013 (12:04 pm)
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#3631 of 3633 Best place to buy a used Audi
Nov 25, 2013 (12:21 pm)
On the lookout for an Audi with <15K (preferably < 10K) mileage. What is the best place to look? I understand (word has it) that you can get a "good" used Audi for a substantial price drop but when I look online I don't see a huge drop between new and used. Please provide some insight. Thank you.
#3632 of 3633 Re: Best place to buy a used Audi [daktula1]
Nov 30, 2013 (8:09 am)
You'll have to look at a private party sale (Craigslist, Autotrader) to get any sizable discount. Car dealers make more money on used cars than new ones and you are unlikely to find a bargain there.
#3633 of 3633 Re: Best place to buy a used Audi [daktula1]
Nov 30, 2013 (9:44 am)
Saw a gorgeous one in white over brown at the local Carmax but they wanted megabucks for it. Nice vehicle though!!!