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c76Caravan

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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 12:13:00 PM

I have bought only 2 new cars in my life. A 1987 Civic, and a 1998 Voyager (still have). All of the other cars i have ever had were used. Currently have the Voyager and a Cherokee. My question: Do you buy new or used? and why?
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hyeglenn
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2013 9:10:39 AM

both.
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jessjames
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2013 8:17:36 AM

new
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dracer377m
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2013 8:06:20 AM

I have bought both with no problems.
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2Tall
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2013 10:09:40 AM

new
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jack4141
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2013 6:25:46 PM

New so far
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FieroGT
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2013 6:18:26 PM

new, one year old model.
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dandeeman
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2013 5:28:34 PM

USED
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toms1120
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2013 4:25:32 PM

New
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2Tall
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 7:48:37 AM

new
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cDagasGo
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 7:49:18 PM

new
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GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2013 1:23:38 AM

New cost isn't bad if one keeps the vehicle for 8 years as I usually do.

Then again there is always the exception to the rule. Traded a 2008 for a completely different brand and model 2009 in late 2012.
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pacecar68
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2013 9:41:48 PM

used every time.
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cDagasGo
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2013 8:11:05 PM

New
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eB40
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2013 8:38:28 PM

New
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toms1120
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2013 2:27:56 PM

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2Tall
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2013 2:34:38 AM

new
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eB40
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2013 6:18:00 PM

New now.
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dandeeman
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2013 5:00:49 PM

PRE OWNED
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toms1120
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2013 2:26:50 PM

New
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lled
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2013 2:46:31 PM

new
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forestghost07
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2013 2:29:22 PM

only one car bought new, in 1999, never again.

stuck with it, horrible resale value.
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Mopar4me
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2013 2:22:48 PM

Yes, I always buy, never steal.
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eB40
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2013 2:05:51 PM

New
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2Tall
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 9:05:05 AM

new
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FieroGT
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 6:14:47 AM

New
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lled
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2013 7:32:01 AM

new
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gasgzzlr13
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2013 7:24:55 AM

I,ve heard to many stories about problems from friends who bought their cars new, and they spent weeks in the Dealership getting fixed. So I like buying the executive driving vehicles with 5 or 7 thousand KM'S, so you pretty much know if it is going to be a lemon, plus you save $8 to $12 thousand dollars.
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aburns20
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2013 7:02:57 AM

Both, depends on the car.
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Disnydad
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2013 6:56:59 AM

Mostly new, but the last one was a used car.
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Hemond
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2013 1:34:37 AM

I'll start looking at new cars when its time to cash in the IRAs. When the time comes, I intend to leave this planet after spending my last dime. My philosophy is "you enter the world with nothing and thats the way you should leave. "
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DHIGAJ
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2013 11:28:05 PM

USED CAR
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PatAZ
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2013 8:13:06 PM

New
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eB40
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2013 8:02:43 PM

Yes
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Moe86
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2013 11:52:16 PM

New.
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noblegiant
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2013 11:30:44 PM

Depends On The Deal
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Wanda127
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2013 10:52:53 PM

I buy both but mostly slightly used.
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Mopar4me
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2013 10:29:29 PM

Yea, one or the other.
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pacecar68
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2013 10:26:49 PM

used.
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2Tall
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2013 4:41:01 PM

new
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Nicitok
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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2013 7:52:52 PM

Only mugs buy new, which is probably half of America.
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kellyoneal
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2013 10:14:34 AM

used 2 years old
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WEDDY
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2013 10:08:27 AM

usually new, and keep them for about 20 years
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gvan
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2013 10:04:38 AM

In my lifetime I bought 10 new cars, 2 low mileage demonstrators (4,500 miles and 7,500 miles) and 4 used cars.
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Big Dan
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2013 4:34:24 PM

Both
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ricebike
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2013 4:31:34 PM

used

i'm pretty handy with a wrench & is not afraid of maintenance items except internal engine/trans work
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bikergirlss
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2013 4:06:16 PM

New mostly but used if the car is decent, clean, low miles, ect
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Cirdan
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2013 3:10:29 PM

Been buying new since I got my first real job (i.e., not flipping burgers) in 1979.
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2Tall
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:00:54 AM

new
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jl1rp
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 2:44:27 AM

New
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pacecar68
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 12:07:26 AM

used with cash!
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bearscharger
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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2013 9:19:39 PM

Just bought my first new car 1 month ago the rest have been used
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