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26-07-2016 07:23 #31
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26-07-2016 08:19 #33
I must admit I loved buying my current car (a Nissan Tiida hatch) brand new and I don't regret the decision at all.
I didn't spend huge dollars though - it was 18K after trading in my old Corolla. And I don't plan on getting rid of it for a number of years (I tend to trade in my cars only when they become quite old and unreliable).
I consider spending in excess of 20K a on a car a pretty big deal, though it's all about being able to comfortably afford it. I hate having a car loan and can't wait to be rid of mine early next year!
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26-07-2016 22:48 #37
I've had a mazda sedan in the past (bought brand new) and a second hand nissan xtrail. Both fabulous cars and never had any problems. My ex husband still drives the xtrail and we've been seperated since 2008.
27-07-2016 05:27 #38
Most cars drop their price by thousands the moment their driven out of the sales yard. Add another 10-20000km and the price drops even further.
I have had both brand new and near new cars and unless I could get an exceptionally good deal I wouldn't bother getting a new car again. I actually hate the new car smell, kind of toxic.
Try to find a near new second hand car - you should be able to get one with under 20,000 km that looks brand new (because it virtually is), saving yourself probably 10K.
We traded in our sedan a few years ago for a Kluger with 20K on the clock. From memory we paid about 32 (before trade in) and negotiated a free full set of new tyres (DH was mates with the manager). Brand new the sane car would've been 50K.
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27-07-2016 07:11 #39
Not necessarily true @sunnygirl79 I purchased a new CX9 4 years ago, haggled with the salesman a fair bit and ended up buying it for an awesome price. 2 years and 30000km later I sold it for $500 less than I purchased it for.
27-07-2016 10:28 #40Senior Member
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We have family members who buy all their cars at auction from company fleets, so they're getting near new, reliable, always serviced on time vehicles for a lot cheaper!
We bought a near brand new ex demo car, saved us a lot but came with everything we needed, new car warranty etc.
Also, when buying from a dealer, definitely haggle. We offered 20% below their asking price and ended up paying 15% less in the end. Also try and buy during their big sales because they need to move those cars quickly so they're normally more flexible.
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