Cars We Drive!

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. Superfluous

    Superfluous Senior member

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    Looking for an everyday car that has basic features found in $20,000 cars. Two-way seats? No navigation system? No heated seats? That's a joke for a $60k+ car.
     


  2. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Leasing always works in your favor if you use it when you should and know how to negotiate a lease which does require mastery of basic algebra.

    If your goal is to change cars every three years or so leasing is the way to go. Let's take two guys over six years, one buys and one leases. They have no car, obtain a car and drive it for three years, obtain new cars three years, and at the end of six years, change those cars out for a third set. So the scenario is:

    1) No cars prior
    2) New cars
    3) Three years later dispose of those cars and get new cars
    4) Three years later dispose of those cars and get new cars

    If you want to see the power of the lease run through that scenario with about any car members of this thread are likely to desire.
     


  3. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    Then the cayman s is not the car for you, perhaps you should be looking at toyota avalons.
     


  4. aravenel

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    Ah, there's the difference. If you're replacing every three years, I can definitely see leasing working out in your favor.
     


  5. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    Does anyone really trade in a car they purchased after 3 years? Most people are driving them at least 5-6 years.
     


  6. samadhi27

    samadhi27 Senior member

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    I have a friend whose mother is a terrible driver but insists on replacing her S-class with the newest model every year. She does the same with her Blackberries
     


  7. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    I have multiple friends who own multiple cars a year, I think one of them is on car 4 this year and they range from 5k-50k.

    The blackberry iPhone thing is the same thing, it's retarded.
     


  8. Rumpelstiltskin

    Rumpelstiltskin Senior member

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    2 zone climate control? It's a 2 seater. Any why would you need parking assist on such a little car?
     


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    Once you have a car with parking assist, it's impossible to go back. Size is irrelevant.

    Dual zone climate control is just stupid though...
     


  10. Superfluous

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    Where do you see 2 zone climate control? And the parking assist is great, especially for small garages.
     


  11. Superfluous

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    Either I didn't understand what you're saying or this didn't explain how a lease is better.
     


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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Given these two choices I pick the former.
     


  13. Superfluous

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    Can you dumb it down for me please? Maybe include some math.
     


  14. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Go through this thread. I've done the math many times and really have no desire to do it again. I gave you the scenario to apply the math to and I really don't care if you lease or buy or if you think I'm foolish/genius for leasing my vehicles. I also think knowledge you acquire on your own will mean more to you. If you really want to know the answer you'll figure it out.
     
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    Traded in a car I purchased after 3 years once. It was a brand new car too. Never again
     


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