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Old 05-30-2009, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Old 05-30-2009, 11:53 PM
 
Location: California
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I have always bought new and then kept my cars for 10 years, at least. Then they get sold or handed down to family members, usually kids. My son is now driving a 1995 Honda we bought new. Oh yeah, I also only buy Honda's so I can actually do this. LOL.
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Old 06-06-2009, 02:54 PM
 
Location: In America's Heartland
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I will never buy another new car again. It does not matter about the brand to me. Cars go down in value and they are way too expensive. When I started driving, cars cost about 3,000 for a new car. I understand the inflation factor, but come on people is that new car really worth it to you. I would rather spend the money on something that increases in value. I do think America is losing its love affair with cars and trucks. This is a good thing.
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Old 06-06-2009, 02:57 PM
 
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I gave up buying new cars when so much of the industry was outsourced.

If I buy used the money goes back into our economy.
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Old 06-06-2009, 03:04 PM
 
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What are they going to import used cars? The number of people buying every three years amy come to a end and the number of people being able to afford a new car may get less just as there is a increase in people buying a new car and keeping it ten years. The used car market will be forever increasingly older car;if that happens with prices going up because of declines in numbers. palin and simple economic really.Really good news for new car buyers actually as they get more for them.

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Old 06-06-2009, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Mississauga
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For me, it is a question of job stability. My company has just started a round of layoffs.. sooo as long as the threat of a layoff continues in my mind - i won't be buying a new car..
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