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I'll be told I'm wrong by Board experts but cars have little value at all as soon as you drive off the lot.

May 09, 2024 02:34AM
OH SURE! If you drive it for a year or two, you will still get decent trade value......while you extend your second MORTGAGE payment a.k.a. Car Payment another 6-7 years. Pay a car off and then see what "value" it holds. In the time you need to pay it off, it will be very minimal help in buying your next car with a sale price value that has LONG bypassed the trade value of your car.

I bought my first brand new car back in 1992. A Honda Civic. I vividly remember my Salesman telling me no less than 8-9 times just what great trade in value a Civic had. He told me how they hold up close to 300K miles or more. GUESS WHO I went to see when I was looking for my next car 8 years later!! What did I hear? ...."Uuuh. Welllll...It does have 212,000 miles. That's a lot of miles
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  Our talks about "Modern" crap products...Yesterday, I chatted quite a while with our Mechanic.

Ramgator105May 04, 2024 02:43PM

  Almost none of this is accurate

LesBaker39May 05, 2024 03:02PM

  I disagree.

Ramgator37May 05, 2024 03:32PM

  This is you complaining about things that aren't real

LesBaker26May 06, 2024 01:30PM

  My rant is backed up by THREE Mechanics at a highly respected Automotive.

Ramgator22May 08, 2024 03:39PM

  Just 12-13 years ago, Honda Elements were EVERYWHERE.

Ramgator18May 08, 2024 03:44PM

  Dude its fairly common knowledge dealerships are a rip off on parts and service

LesBaker21May 09, 2024 03:33AM

  Talked to a Nissan Service Manager about that about 7 years ago.

Ramgator19May 09, 2024 09:22AM

  I would argue that....

JamesJM46May 05, 2024 03:36PM

  Yes! I have very minimal Mechanical skills but even so....

Ramgator24May 05, 2024 03:40PM

  Your right Les

ScRAM22May 08, 2024 04:47PM

  Call yourself lucky. You can call ME wrong all you want . Mine is just opinion.

Ramgator19May 09, 2024 02:23AM

  That's insane I do believe Hondas and Tototas are bullet proof

ferragamo7918May 09, 2024 02:47PM

  My 1993 Civic went for 212,000. I REALLY should have kept it.

Ramgator17May 09, 2024 04:02PM

  We had a few Chevy pickups....

JamesJM17May 09, 2024 04:52PM

  Re: Our talks about "Modern" crap products...Yesterday, I chatted quite a while with our Mechanic.

SeattleRam37May 05, 2024 06:36PM

  We have decided Toyota will be next. USED to be Hondas for my Wife.

Ramgator25May 06, 2024 03:37AM

  I have owned one Toyota...

JamesJM28May 06, 2024 01:11PM

  I REALLY want a Tacoma truck but will probably get a Carolla. Thing is....

Ramgator14May 06, 2024 04:09PM

  These days....

JamesJM24May 06, 2024 04:37PM

  Try looking at a Nissan Frontier

RAMbler20May 08, 2024 04:13PM

  I have a Nissan Frontier

sstrams18May 08, 2024 04:26PM

  I'll be told I'm wrong by Board experts but cars have little value at all as soon as you drive off the lot.

Ramgator23May 09, 2024 02:34AM

  REally I had 2004 and 2009 CRV

ferragamo7930May 06, 2024 06:17PM

  Ex and I bought one in 2007. Yes they were but....

Ramgator30May 07, 2024 01:44PM

  Re: Our talks about "Modern" crap products...Yesterday, I chatted quite a while with our Mechanic.

MamaRAMa32May 06, 2024 07:02AM

  Re: Our talks about "Modern" crap products...Yesterday, I chatted quite a while with our Mechanic.

SeattleRam17May 06, 2024 12:00PM

  YT car channels

SeattleRam17May 06, 2024 12:10PM

  How many of you with push button start vehicles

IowaRam29May 09, 2024 05:08AM

  I did something much worse....

JamesJM17May 09, 2024 06:08AM

  Re: How many of you with push button start vehicles

21Dog21May 09, 2024 06:09AM

  Same here.....

JamesJM25May 09, 2024 06:41AM

  Did you.....

ScRAM26May 09, 2024 08:49AM

  NO...

JamesJM17May 09, 2024 10:44AM

  Anyone have a car that shuts down every time you stop??

Ramgator24May 09, 2024 09:17AM

  Both our Jeeps do that

IowaRam24May 09, 2024 12:55PM

  That CANNOT be good for an engine.

Ramgator17May 09, 2024 03:53PM

  The only thing that might save the engine..

sstrams20May 09, 2024 03:57PM