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siamesecat2965

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Re: Used vs. Pre-Certified Used Cars - what's the difference?
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2013, 03:33:04 PM »
There is also the fact that most new cars lose a chunk of their value as soon as they leave the dealership.  If you can get a very good used car, you might as well let the previous owner take the hit on the value.

Which is exactly why I've never bought one new. Alhtough if I did, I'd get  my money's worth out of it since I drive them untilthey're dead.

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Re: Used vs. Pre-Certified Used Cars - what's the difference?
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2013, 04:21:48 PM »
new isn't really an option for what I want, as its more than I want/can afford to pay. I need a slightly larger car, think Camry v. Corolla or Civic, and new is out of my range. My current car is 11 years old, with over 100K, so I really don't want to go through yet another winter with it.

I will defnitely be careful as to what I buy; I'm also leaning towards a CPO since the last two used cars I bought, several years after, had the transmission blow. both were fine when I bought them, and there was no way of knowing this would happen. I'm also going with something slightly more reliable :)

Camrys are awesome.  And I'm not saying that because I just bought one.  ;-)  I do know they're trying to get last year's models off the lot already, so you may get a desperate salesman if you look around.