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Old 07-08-2008, 09:22 AM   #6 (permalink)
MechEngVT
Mechanical Engineer
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Richmond, VA
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The Truck - '02 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Sport
90 day: 15.15 mpg (US)

The Van 2 - '06 Honda Odyssey EX
90 day: 22.63 mpg (US)

GoKart - '14 Hyundai Elantra GT base 6MT
90 day: 28.78 mpg (US)
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I'm not sure why he'd want an SUV, but assuming he wants one or thinks he needs one, now is the time to buy. They're piling up like cord wood and dealers are getting desperate to offload them. People looking to get out from under their loan on an SUV are finding it nearly impossible to sell the things. It's an SUV-buyer's market. Same way that it's a home buyer's market. Home values go up over the long term and in the near term I don't see how SUV depreciation could get any worse. Mid-term you might make out even on a low mileage used SUV if you keep miles off it and the SUV market rebounds in a couple years.

I understand that not everyone has the money, time, patience, or mechanical inclination to maintain and operate a disposable economy car that has outlived its intended service life. I wouldn't knock him for making materials available for those of us who do.
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