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Old 02-06-2017, 02:28 PM   #11 (permalink)
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with budget of MAX out the door of $15k
I've been Looking at cars from the last 2 years or newer:
I think you are really, really limiting your choices that way. I'd put a 1 in front of the 2 in that second line, myself.

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Old 02-06-2017, 02:55 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I am approaching the age that I will no longer be able to work on old cars .

That had a lot to do with the decision to buy the 2015 Chevy Sonic .

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Old 02-06-2017, 03:08 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I think you are really, really limiting your choices that way. I'd put a 1 in front of the 2 in that second line, myself.
OP hasn't been around since December. I'm also curious why he felt the need to spend so much, and why it needed to be so new. Wonder if he bought anything yet.
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Old 02-06-2017, 03:27 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Another consideration , when cars get past a certain age , parts become difficult to fine and / or expensive .

I figure it averages $ 2000 - $ 3000 a year for me to own a car . Above maintenance & repairs , insurance , inspection & license fees ( tags ) .

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Old 02-06-2017, 04:42 PM   #15 (permalink)
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2 year old car's occupants also have a much higher survival & lower injury rate than 12 yo car's occupants. I used an IIHS list for recommended car's for teens for my recent purchase of a couple of Rogues.

Oddly replacing a 1998 Stratus and 2001 Nissan Altima(liability only) with 11 & 15 Rogues, my insurance premiums remained the same now with collision & comp.

Rust is also a pretty good reason here to get rid of cars, once brake & fuel lines start leaking, dust is leaking thru where the rocker panels used to be, jacking points have long collapsed, it's time to start over.

I've decided for me the best way to purchase a car is get a fairly new one so I can get 10--15 more years out of them.
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I am fortunate that I do not live in the rust belt . :-)

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Old 02-07-2017, 02:01 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I am approaching the age that I will no longer be able to work on old cars.
Why would you think of 12 year old cars as 'old'? At least if they're Hondas or Toyotas, they're just barely getting broken in. I drive a 2000 Insight and '88 Toyota pickup, and (barring accidents) expect to keep on doing so for a good many years.

Granted, I don't live in a place where the state dumps tons of corrosive chemicals on the roads every year, so things don't generally rust much.
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I personally said nothing about 12 years .

At this time , we own a 2015 Chevy Sonic , Mom & Dad's 1991 Chevy Caprice with 46,000 + actual miles .

Well over 12 years old .

By the grace of God & help from my Wife , we finished replacing the RF door glass . Vandals ! :-(

Several more things I still need to do to it , while I still can . But it is getting more difficult as time passes .

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I know this is tangential, but I would like to think that people would be more careful drivers if they didn't think their cars were safe.
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Old 02-07-2017, 02:48 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Problem is most people do not think at all . Or hardly ever .

And it seems the current generation is being taut to feel , not to think ! :-(

That may be partially responsible for the growth of the current nanny state ?

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P S Sonic still showing 27 + MPG in town on the guess - o - meter .

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