Originally Posted by 08Ranger Sport 4x4
I personally recommend buying used cars because new cars depreciate in value sooo much once they are driven off the lot.
I'm with you, I stopped buying new in the 90s, and I have taken buying used to the next level by buying salvage. I posted somewhere that I estimate I have save $80,000+ on vehicles and insurance, in the last 10 years on the last 4 salvage vehicles I have purchased. However its fun to own new, but no fun shopping for a new vehicle, you have to decide to be a wolf and not prey waiting to be slaughtered. The last new vehicle I bought I searched in a 100 mile radius and knew what every dealership had of the model I was searching for, the dealer knows this too he can easily look it up, I got the report and just got on the phone and started calling. I ended up with the top model with most of the extra's but not my color of choice, I saved close to $7,000, the next best deal was $3,000 higher, that money was in my pocket and I used it to buy a used car. Two cars for the price of one.