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#134 of 161 Re: My advice [oldfarmer50]
Nov 17, 2010 (10:39 am)
Audis depreciate like rocks. (just a quick comparo... new A4 2.0T premium auto for ~$35k vs trade value of an '08 w/36k miles at $18k.) CPO is the way to go there, if at all.
Not sure about Nissan, either. I think it depends on the car.
#135 of 161 Re: My advice [qbrozen]
Nov 17, 2010 (1:30 pm)
I agree with oldfarmer regarding buying Toyota's and Honda's new and american made cars used.I looked for a 2-3 year old used civic for my daughter last year annd was shocked at what the dealers were asking> I thought the asking prices were so outlandish that there wasn't even a starting point for negotiations.Same thing happened when I looked at 2-3 yr old corollas.
#136 of 161 Re: My advice [jproc]
Nov 17, 2010 (1:57 pm)
The Audi are the odd one. Yeah, they depreciate like rocks but those first couple of years they are likely to run....
#137 of 161 Re: My advice [qbrozen]
Nov 18, 2010 (9:26 am)
"...Audis depreciate like rocks..."
I have to agree with you there. A friend just bought a 2005 (A4 I think) with 50K for under $10,000. I was thinking more about the mechanical problems I've heard about as they age.
I guess I'd put Audi in the "lease" category but then again, if they drop like a rock...ahhh... forget it, don't touch 'em.
#138 of 161 Re: My advice [oldfarmer50]
Nov 18, 2010 (11:47 am)
forget it, don't touch 'em.
probably the best option.
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May 04, 2011 (1:51 pm)
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May 16, 2011 (11:59 am)
Just wanted to get others thoughts about a car purchase. My budget is 25,000 if I am buying a new car and not a penny more. I want a SUV. I am open to used and new cars. However, I reallly don't want a a striped car. I like the Outback but the midlevel, premium is over my budget. I also don't mind the Sorento but again a midlevel Sorento is over my budget. Same goes for a Pilot. I priced the LX AWD on true car and id came in at 26,700 or something like that. CRV is set to be replaced and I have no faith in the EX AWD being priced below 25,000. The Equinox is pretty pricey. I have looked at used models but the asking prices are insane.
So, if I am going to spend 20-22000 on a used SUV what should it be? What year?
Can I get a fairly loaded 2009 Murano or Pilot for 20,000?
#142 of 161 Re: SUV Deals [robbieg]
May 16, 2011 (12:42 pm)
2009 Mazda CX7 Grand Touring with moonroof, leather, etc, with ~30k miles will run you about $21k-$22k after negotiations.
That same price for a Pilot EX-L AWD would require you step down to an '07 with ~50k miles.
And '09 Hyundai Santa Fe LTD with ~30k would be more like $23k.
'09 Rogue SL w/ leather and moonroof with 30k would be $20k-$21k.
'07 Murano SL w/leather, dual pwr seats, moonroof and 50k = ~$20k.
#143 of 161 Re: SUV Deals [qbrozen]
May 17, 2011 (5:27 am)
Cars have gotten pretty expensive. I think the Rogue is a pretty good buy new. I have priced them and loaded up they are about 26,500. I also think the Pilot LX AWD is a good buy and it is priced the same. I would just rather spend less than 25,000 so my payment would be south of 400 after trade and a little money down. The problem with dropping to 07 for the Pilot and Murano is that they both are old models. I am trying to trade a 05 Subaru GT with 60,000 miles so I can't really bring myself to spend 20,000 on a car with 10,000 less miles on it.
Shockingly, I am almost considering an 2008 Audi A4 Avant. If they are priced close t the sedan it could be good buy. Sedans are priced at 20,999 with 38,0000 miles. I wonder if the premium for a wagon is about a grand? Unsure from the listings if this is a CPO. I would rather have an 2008 Audi wagon than 2007 Pilot. If only my wife didn't hate VWs and Audis so much.