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Haha mike why very expensive! In all honesty I understand the focus on warranty. If I'm in the market for an affordable car though what direction would you point me in. And how important exactly is that warranty.
mike4lorie
mike4lorie
Good Morning Tmb...If you are buying used, the reason for the warranty is because how do you know what the previous owner did or did not do with the car/truck. Did they change the oil when they were supposed to, tranni fluid. You have no idea want the previous owner(s) did or did not... and for new... so many things can go wrong for some reason just when your warranty ends...
Hi Packerjohn! Saw you're from Canada. Hope its not too cold this time of year. I saw a lot of features in your reply to the forum post on cars. And the fact that Ford isn't just so ubiquitous these days. Would you consider Buick instead of Ford? What if you were buying new instead of used?
tmb102
tmb102
was it a recent model? new or used?
Packerjohn
Packerjohn
It was a 2018; just off a lease. Consumer Report advised that this was always a good deal. New loses too much value.
tmb102
tmb102
Will definitely keep this in mind! I use Kelly Blue Book to be honest but will see Consumer Reports as well
Hi! Thanks for getting back to me on the forum. Toyota? Did the warranty play a big role? Would you consider American if they could promise you reliability? What made you buy Japanese?
Hey! Thanks for getting back to me. I am looking for a new car haha. But your comment on the metal music really gave me a laugh. Have any advice for buying new? I've been hearing a lot from everybody but it seems we've covered just about everything in a car and I can't decide on just one or two key features. It's a big decision.
Nautilus
Nautilus
I wish I could help but I haven't bought a new car since 1996. Personally, I'd look for a two year old car with less than 20,000 miles, warranty still good. Some people end up selling their late model car because they are in a bind and need money, especially this time of year. You can generally find them on Craigslist.
Nautilus
Nautilus
I recently bought a 1994 Cadillac Eldorado for $3,000 cash. It's in pristine condition, has only 96,000 miles, is totally loaded, has four brand new tires, drives like a dream and every single thing works as new. Got 24 MPG on the open road. An older "cream puff" can save you a lot of money and if you take care of it, you can sell it for as much or more than you paid for it.
Hi! haha yes, moving forward is key. But what would you say are important? The reliability, or comfort? Or. I don't know. Maybe price?
550101
550101
Since I'm not 1 driver, I'm always 1 passenger, I go for the comfort. My wife's the driver. It's up to her to care about reliability and such.
Hey! Thanks for getting back to me earlier. I take it the warranty and comfort are the two biggest concerns? I know Hyundais offer a pretty good warranty. When you were buying it, did that play a role? -T
Hey! Thanks for getting back to me earlier. I had asked what you look for in a new car. I take it you really value comfort? Is that the most important feature? Thanks, -T
Hey! Thanks for getting back to me earlier treeguy. I appreciate the eye for towing capabilities. Would you say safety is more important, or the fuel economy? Thanks -T
treeguy64
treeguy64
They go hand in hand, for me: I wouldn't want a vehicle with all of the safety features that got less than 17 mpg., and vice versa
tmb102
tmb102
I agree whole heartedly. Don't want to break the bank for nothing haha. But I feel I get what you're saying, safety comes first but you don't want to get slaughtered at the gas station
Hey! Thanks for getting back to me earlier. I had asked what you look for in a new car. I know you've owned Hyundais in the past. You mentioned warranties. Would you consider using those GMs if their warranty beat Hyundai, and all the other car brands? -T
K
Knight
American made would be my choice if they would match the foreign car makers warranty. But that isn't going to happen . Consider the safety features too when buying. Example Elantra 6 point air bag protection vs. 2 point 4 wheel disc brakes vs front disc rear drum. Since we don't drive much fuel economy isn't a factor but if it is for you check out the comparison. All the other niceties I really don't care about.
Hey! Thanks for getting back to me earlier. I had asked what you look for in a new car. I just have a few questions for you. I really understand the emphasis on headrests. But how important is comfort for you? How does it compare with how you feel about reliability? Thanks! -T
Hey! Thanks for getting back to me earlier. I had asked what you look for in a new car. I just have a few questions for you. I know you've owned Toyotas and an Infiniti. Would you consider going American? What would make you go American? And how important would you say the warranty is in buying a new car? Best, T.
StarSong
StarSong
Answered on the thread.
Hey! Thanks for getting back to me earlier. I had asked what you look for in a new car. I just have a few questions for you. I know you drive a new Honda. Would you consider going American? What would make you go American? And how important would you say the warranty is in buying a new car? Best, T.
Hey! Thanks for getting back to me earlier. I had asked what you look for in a new car. I just have a few questions for you. I know you drive a new Nissan. Would you consider going American? What would make you go American? And how important would you say the warranty is in buying a new car? Best, T.
Whoa, stop thread: Slow day on this net-L c Jones #6 and Ken n Tex, # 14, got tables full of grub us head on over there.
Lc jones
Lc jones
It was great chow! But I sure couldn’t eat like this every day, my nickname would be 2 ton!
holly-invite no, but all that food you were talking about, surly
your going to have leftovers-made me hungggaaarrrrryyy
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Kaila
Kaila
I think Holly invited me too, or meant to, when she wrote about those foods. I don't know if she invited more people, or if she invited us for the same day, or one at a time. I'll find out if I see you there.
J
jerry r. garner
Holly, were going to charter a craft, we 200 or so will be there Christmas.
Kaila
Holly asked me to dinner, but wants me to row (as in row boat) across the Atlantic.
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hollydolly
hollydolly
Ha!! You'd be very welcome and I don't mind if you sail or swim ..but I don't remember inviting ya :p but if you manage to get here then you'll be welcome to a nice hot dinner
Kaila
"DAS BOAT" is on Turner Classic Films, first time I've seen it on TV. just about the best submarine movie ever made. Do not understand why it is not on TV more-This was a German film, and they remained true to their language. Excellent, just excellent
Camper6
Camper6
Excellent film. I watched it a long time ago.
Llynn
Llynn
I completely agree with you. The first time I watched it I was riveted to the screen. There were still a few diesel subs active during my time in the Navy. We called their crews "sewer pipe sailors" although their boats were far advanced over the Nazi U boats of the 1940s.

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