Would you rather buy a new car or a used car?

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Would you rather buy a new car or a used car?

Lucky21 Lucky21
It's pretty simple, would you rather buy a used car or a new one? Used can be certified pre-owned.
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
New car, all the way!
45  (49%)
User car! Certified Pre-Owned.
32  (35%)
Used car
6  (7%)
The infamous other
9  (10%)
Total votes: 92
Poll is closed
10/19/2011
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Ryuson Ryuson
New!
10/19/2011
The Curious Couple The Curious Couple
As much as I'd prefer a new car, I could never justify the price!
10/19/2011
Mr. E Mr. E
I prefer buying new. My existing car is starting to show its age. I intend to drive it as long as it is reasonably reliable, then I will replace it with something new.
10/19/2011
Peggi Peggi
I don't want a "new" car, because of the cost, but I also don't want an old beat up car, either. My last car, bought in 2009, was a 2008 with less than 1,000 miles on it and was originally a rental car. The place was bought out and I ended up lucking out getting it! Because it was "used", it was far less expensive than its "new" counterparts. I wouldn't get a car with a lot of miles on it or with any damage or problems, though.
10/20/2011
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
I would buy a new car if I could afford it - but I can't so it's used cars for me.
10/20/2011
carenautilus carenautilus
Quote:
Originally posted by Gunsmoke
I would buy a new car if I could afford it - but I can't so it's used cars for me.
Yup, me too.
10/20/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
I'd prefer slightly used ... as in 1yr old or even 6mths old. The value drops so much after just driving it out of the lot. It's insane forking out that kind of money when another sucker will do it for you. You're still going to get a new car for a lot cheaper.
10/20/2011
Crystal1 Crystal1
Brand new cars lose so much value the minute you drive them off the lot, I'd rather get one that's slightly used. My car was about a year old when I got it, and had been a rental car, so it had about 5,000 miles on it, but it was about $10k cheaper than buying it new.
10/20/2011
Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
Definitely used. When you consider how much value a new car loses once you drive it off the lot - I'd much rather go with one that is a year or so old.

We'll never buy new - not that we could afford it now - but even if we could - we've agreed that we wouldn't.
10/20/2011
zwee75 zwee75
New car. Though our most recent car purchase was used. But it's a Subaru, and they're awesome and last forever so, ya know...
10/20/2011
unfulfilled unfulfilled
Ours are both new. My car was a replacement with insurance money because straight line winds blew our huge 100+ year old oak tree on the Toyota Camry we had and totaled it. (hey I live in Arkansas and it wasn't technically considered a tornado b/c it didn't touch down) The Camry was certified pre-owned car that the salesmen from Toyota drove around. My hubby's is brand new it just had the miles it took to drive it from Oklahoma to Arkansas.
10/20/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
I put new. One reason is I've never owned a new car. All my cars have been used. Some "certified preowned" some just "used."

I'd LOVE a brand new car, one I could pick out, with everything I want. Not in this economy, though.

Buying a used car is buying someone else's problems. But, if that's all you can afford.... that's what you have to drive. I now, after driving minivans for years, have a PT Cruiser (hey, don't laugh!) It's the first car I've ever really liked. But, it's always in the shop, so I'm liking it less and less. I call it my "Mafia Staff Car" because it looks like something out of the 1930s. (No, my "heritage" has nothing to do with this car's nickname.....)
10/20/2011
Liz2 Liz2
I would love a new car but I don't see it's not in the foreseeable future.
10/20/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
I can't really justify owning something brand spanking new, and as long as it's not too beat up I have no problem in a used car. I haven't owned anything that wasn't at least 7 years old when I took possession of it (except for my motorcycle) and with the exception of my first two cars that my now husband checked out after they were mine, I've had him and his mechanical expertise for almost the last 10 years now. This has resulted in generally reliable used cars.
10/20/2011
- Kira - - Kira -
I bought mine new based on the fact that I drive about 60 miles a day with my son in the car. I don't trust something used, certified or not, with that trip. If I had a five mile drive every day? Certified pre-owned. The depreciation on a new car is insane. It makes me sick how much money I lost in the five seconds it took me to drive off the lot in my car. Ugh. So I picked other because it depends on the circumstances.
10/20/2011
Inwitari Inwitari
I am not picky about cars, as long as it runs and doesn't cost too much to repair. So used for me.
10/20/2011
null null
Used, the thousands of dollars saved is worth knowing that somebody else's butt was in that seat...
I just went from a 1996 to a 1999 in wonderful condition and its like, the most beautiful thing I've ever driven.
10/20/2011
js250 js250
Used. I can not force myself to buy something that is going to immediately go down significantly in value the second it leaves the car lot. The licensing is also a factor. Why pay hundreds when you can save by getting one 5 years older?
10/20/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Lucky21
It's pretty simple, would you rather buy a used car or a new one? Used can be certified pre-owned.
Yes...."everyone does drive a used car", but the fact is, if you are speaker of later model cars, my thought is "if it was SO great a car, why would the prior own sell it"? Nope....the difference is now SO small for later model and brand new..and the discounts SO deep, I cannot justify anything but new...IF the pocket book allows it, always the BIGGEST issue.
10/20/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by - Kira -
I bought mine new based on the fact that I drive about 60 miles a day with my son in the car. I don't trust something used, certified or not, with that trip. If I had a five mile drive every day? Certified pre-owned. The depreciation on a new ...
You said it well. If you can afford NEW, what you are getting is extra security, and often, with newer technology, extra safety. However, the depreciation is painful to tears.
10/20/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Shellz31
I'd prefer slightly used ... as in 1yr old or even 6mths old. The value drops so much after just driving it out of the lot. It's insane forking out that kind of money when another sucker will do it for you. You're still going to get a new ...
I don't know where you are shopping. We bought our daughter a new car, since the price on a two year old used one was literally about $300 less....no matter which dealership. I said "$300?" That's NUTS, and we went with new!!!! OF COURSE, they were HONDAS which retain HUGE value.
10/20/2011
GenderSexplorations GenderSexplorations
Certified pre-owned or used. Whichever is a better deal and in better condition. As long as you get the car's history report and have it checked by the mechanic, it doesn't really matter if it's 'certified', in my opinion. Besides, new loses a ton of value the second it's off the lot.
10/20/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
Yes...."everyone does drive a used car", but the fact is, if you are speaker of later model cars, my thought is "if it was SO great a car, why would the prior own sell it"? Nope....the difference is now SO small for later model ...
In answer to your "if it was SO great a car, why would the prior owner sell it?" I have to answer maybe they got bored of it. Or it wasn't cutting it for them anymore. I know a lot of people have had to sell a small car when they had kids to fit a car seat in, and I know I personally have sold cars because I was bored with them and wanted something else. Nothing was wrong with them, I just didn't like it anymore.
10/20/2011
The-IT-Guy-And-My-Secretary The-IT-Guy-And-My-Secretary
Quote:
Originally posted by Lucky21
It's pretty simple, would you rather buy a used car or a new one? Used can be certified pre-owned.
I love cars so I would buy a used car if I intended to work on it or keep it as a hobby car. If I am using it for transport I want a new car because I am not buying someone's problems that way. I have had such bad luck buying used cars that from now on I am planning on just buying exactly what I want regardless of price and just planning on keeping it until it falls apart.
10/20/2011
Neurogasm Neurogasm
Well....my current car is used, but I have no money, so. XD Money not being a factor, definitely new.
10/20/2011
MrWishyWashy MrWishyWashy
New!!!!!!!!!!!!!
10/20/2011
Sweet-Justice Sweet-Justice
Used or pre owned, because I'm poor XD
10/20/2011
Errant Venture Errant Venture
If I had the money, I'd buy new, but no money equals used.
10/21/2011
OhMy! OhMy!
While the lure of a new car is always there, buying a used car really depends on the kind of car and the care it's had. A lot of times, people only see "used" cars as those being between 1-5 years old, but people forget about classic cars. There's no such thing as a "new" 1964 mustang - so all collector cars are "used" in some form or another. What makes them special is the care they've had, and the overall condition they're in.
10/21/2011
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