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Car buying advice?

Unread postby Kingpin74 » Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:43 pm

Currently deciding on a summer car(keeping my old truck for the snow) between the BMW 335i Convertible, Audi A5 Convertible, and Mustang GT Convertible. Leaning towards the Mustang because I'm hesitant to throw huge money at a part time car. Also will probably lease but am still considering buying too. Any experience/guidance/opinions are much appreciated, thanks a lot.
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Re: Car buying advice?

Unread postby mswerb » Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:05 pm

leasing a car that will not be a daily driver would be a waste of money.
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Re: Car buying advice?

Unread postby motherscratcher » Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:10 pm

mswerb wrote:leasing a car that will not be a daily driver would be a waste of money.


Why? Seems to me that if you don't drive it every day you won't have to worry about going over your miles.
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Re: Car buying advice?

Unread postby Kingpin74 » Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:22 pm

I drive about 20,000 miles a year and will be leasing 10,000 miles a year, which I'll hit. Is that low of a lease mileage just a waste of money in itself?
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Re: Car buying advice?

Unread postby waborat » Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:09 pm

Motherscratcher wrote:
mswerb wrote:leasing a car that will not be a daily driver would be a waste of money.


Why? Seems to me that if you don't drive it every day you won't have to worry about going over your miles.


The whole idea of leasing a car is to get the max out of it in 3 years (any more is foolish)...

With that said, it all depends? Does Ford require anything down on the Mustang? How much? How many miles are they willing to give you at a fair rate? What's the residual? How much more in insurance? Lots of factors to consider...

If it's close to 0% interest than why not buy? Find one that you really like and that you can see yourself driving for 5-8 years and use it as your summer car...If the truck's paid off then why not?

But if you're someone who has to have a new vehicle every 3 years then get the cheapest lease you can and invest the mulla you're saving from buying one...

To each his own on the buy vs lease situation
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Re: Car buying advice?

Unread postby swerb » Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:14 pm

Good thread here on the topic from a while back:

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=12672&p=235216&hilit=advice+buying+car#p235216
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Re: Car buying advice?

Unread postby Erie Warrior » Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:45 pm

Ford. Buy American and from a company that didn't take government bail-out money.
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Re: Car buying advice?

Unread postby Ziner » Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:19 pm

Erie Warrior wrote:Ford. Buy American and from a company that didn't take government bail-out money.


Good call +1
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Re: Car buying advice?

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:27 pm

Fuck Ford.
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Re: Car buying advice?

Unread postby skatingtripods » Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:31 pm

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:Fuck Ford.


Fuck you. I love my '99 Ranger.
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Re: Car buying advice?

Unread postby Ziner » Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:45 pm

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:Fuck Ford.


Whatchu got against Ford.
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Re: Car buying advice?

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:01 am

Ziner wrote:
Cerebral_DownTime wrote:Fuck Ford.


Whatchu got against Ford.


I've had a couple, they sucked. My mom had a 2004 Taurus and that thing was a pile.

I'm a Chevy Truck guy. I'm going to trade in my current Silverado for a new one. I don't buy cars based on bailouts, because it has nothing to do with it.
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Re: Car buying advice?

Unread postby waborat » Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:32 am

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:
I'm a Chevy Truck guy.


This Kraut's got good taste :cheers:

Actually Ford makes a much better commercial truck though, but nothing like them Silverados for personal
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Re: Car buying advice?

Unread postby General » Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:40 am

Honda, nothing else to say.
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Re: Car buying advice?

Unread postby exiledbuckeye » Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:24 am

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:
Ziner wrote:
Cerebral_DownTime wrote:Fuck Ford.


Whatchu got against Ford.


I've had a couple, they sucked. My mom had a 2004 Taurus and that thing was a pile.

I'm a Chevy Truck guy. I'm going to trade in my current Silverado for a new one. I don't buy cars based on bailouts, because it has nothing to do with it.


The quality of Ford vehicles has improved dramatically in recent years, ever since they hired away the CEO from Boeing.

That being said, my 2001 Ford is a pile of shit. But the newer ones my parents have are great.
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