TheCatSite.com › Forums › General Forums › The Cat Lounge › Car Shopping
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Car Shopping

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
As you know my car is wrecked and I need a new one. This is a lot of money we are taling about and I am excited, nervouse, scared, and sick about it.
Does anyone else go through this when you are going to spend a large chunk of money. I just pray I can make it through the doctor today without throwing up on him!!
So far the 2004 Mazda 6 is winning in my book!
post #2 of 15
Yes, but I am a leaser. I was thinking about buying a car after my lease ended, but I couldn't pass up the deal.

Good choice on cars! When I was looking my picks were between the Honda Civic/Accord and the Mazda 6. I went with the Honda Civic and LOVE IT!

Are you a Costco member too? If you are, they have local dealers that you can go to and only pay 1 or 2% above dealer price. I went through Costco for this car, paid less then $500 down and am doing about $230/mo. Again though, this is a lease I'm on.
post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 
We don't have Costco in my area.. Usually they have some really good incentives. I love Mazda 6. Its even in that bright Mazda blue that is so pretty!!
post #4 of 15
Yes! I went thru this when I got my Impala a year ago September - I love it, I'm so glad that I got it. I called my Grandpa and he helped me out - I bought it all on my own - me and the salesman! My family wasn't here to help me either! I was freaking out! But I got a good deal - 2004 Impala, 20,000 miles for only $10,500 Brand new tires and everything. Never got a better deal since!

I would highly reccomend anyone getting an Impala. I get awesome gas mileage (35-40MPG) and it has so much interior room and trunk space (for shopping of course!)
post #5 of 15
zoom zoom zoom




Haven't reconsidered getting an Acura?
post #6 of 15
We are also considering getting a new car (specifically a minivan or SUV). It is very stressful. Hubby is currently doing all of the research! If we get a new car it will be our only debt other then our mortage - it is scary getting back into debt!

Good luck.
post #7 of 15
After I totaled my car in November, I was sick thinking I had to pay off the car because the insurance didn't pay the full amount of the loan. (I have since learned about GAP insurance and won't be without it now), buy a new one, etc. I ended up with my PT Cruiser by Chyrsler. Love it and good price too! Oh, and I refuse to put $$ down on a car.
post #8 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by babyharley
Yes! I went thru this when I got my Impala a year ago September - I love it, I'm so glad that I got it. I called my Grandpa and he helped me out - I bought it all on my own - me and the salesman! My family wasn't here to help me either! I was freaking out! But I got a good deal - 2004 Impala, 20,000 miles for only $10,500 Brand new tires and everything. Never got a better deal since!

I would highly reccomend anyone getting an Impala. I get awesome gas mileage (35-40MPG) and it has so much interior room and trunk space (for shopping of course!)
Wow! That IS a good price! I was thinking about another GM car, but my last two were GM (Oldsmobile & Chevy). Both I wound up having to replace the brakes within a year. I'm testing to see if its just me or if they used cheap brakes.
post #9 of 15
Well since I worked in auto finance for nearly 20 years I know lots of stuff!!! Feel free to pm me with questions!! We traded in the Explorer in December for a 2006 Mercury Milan-I don't get to drive it alot as the truck is now "my vehicle".
But some tips- if you are looking at used check out the car dealers"certified vehicles" the auto dealers have a involved checklist to certify a vehicle and those vehicles themselves have to meet certain criteria. You pay a bit more but they come with a better warranty. Also remember the last selling day of the month-they have quotas and are willing to deal more. Check out kbb.com for their pricing information on specifc vehicles.
post #10 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by lunasmom
Wow! That IS a good price! I was thinking about another GM car, but my last two were GM (Oldsmobile & Chevy). Both I wound up having to replace the brakes within a year. I'm testing to see if its just me or if they used cheap brakes.

I actually just had to replace my brakes and rotors too! Not a problem, tho, I got the car for so cheap and thats all I've had to do to it (service wise) so I wont complain!
post #11 of 15
Just bought a scion xA- it hasn't come in yet but seems like a good deal, especially since it's a toyota. We are trading in a 2000 Honda Civic with 110000 miles on it. Hopefully will be driving it within the week. It gets good mileage drives smoothly, has four doors and I like that the seat is high.
post #12 of 15
Get a Mustang GT!!! But if you don't want to... the Mazda 6 is a great choice. I also suggest you look at a new SRT-4 Neon. Sexy, powerful and just plain awesome!
post #13 of 15
Honey, I get sick when I spend $80 on groceries. I feel your pain

But I LOVE my 2005 Civic
post #14 of 15
I *knocks on wood am just starting my long thinking process ... my 95 escort is a great car with only 83000 miles ... I have been thinking a subaru or ford escape( hybrid) ... I want to tackle the mtns and go to Montana and Seattle in the winter
post #15 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by sharky
I *knocks on wood am just starting my long thinking process ... my 95 escort is a great car with only 83000 miles ... I have been thinking a subaru or ford escape( hybrid) ... I want to tackle the mtns and go to Montana and Seattle in the winter
Subaru WRX AWD and turbo power!!!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: The Cat Lounge
TheCatSite.com › Forums › General Forums › The Cat Lounge › Car Shopping