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MIKEDATIGER
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Anyone buying new car during these times?
Not an OT baller, need to get something for my high schooler before August.

Lots of deals out there 0% and up to 84 months to pay, what you guys buying??


TigerLord2020
Member since May 2020
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re: Anyone buying new car during these times?
Can’t get that 0% on a 4 Runner up in the Port City area I found out - and they aren’t coming off the price since inventories are low


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BabyTac
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re: Anyone buying new car during these times?
Bought a Mercedes SUV for the wife a month before all this started. Kicking myself. Paid cash so got a decent deal but could’ve saved a lot of money if I knew this shite was going down.
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Tunasntigers92
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re: Anyone buying new car during these times?
GLS?
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LNCHBOX
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re: Anyone buying new car during these times?
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Paid cash so got a decent deal


Way to out yourself. Cash hasn't been the good deal getting method of payment for many years now.


Ric Flair
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Member since Oct 2005
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re: Anyone buying new car during these times?
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need to get something for my high schooler before August.


Not to be an ass, but why? A car in high school is a luxury. For your own sake, do not finance a new car for a high school kid.


pickle311
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re: Anyone buying new car during these times?
Been thinking hard about a new F250. Haven't pulled the trigger yet though.


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soccerfüt
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re: Anyone buying new car during these times?
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Not an OT baller, need to get something for my high schooler before August.
You are on Crack Cocaine to contemplate buying a new car (especially on credit) for a High School kid.

Repeat after me:

“I will not”

_______

“buy my high school aged kid”

________________________

“a new car”

_________

“because it’s generally unwise”

________________________

“and isn’t good for the kid.”

_____________________

The only exception would be if you have a special needs kid, then safety and potentially having a vehicle outfitted for their needs might justify it.

Remember when Jamarcus Russell got millions of bucks from the Raiders for simply being the First overall NFL Draft Pick?

How’d that work out for him?

For a girl get her a five or six year-old Lexus ES350 sedan.

If you can possibly pull off getting a sedan for a boy then also do the same.

No Jeeps, no true SUVs, try to avoid trucks in general.

You should be most worried about CG-related issues.

If you have a kid who likes to hunt, maybe a truck but keep it low to the ground.

Besides the safety aspect, once you give a kid a new vehicle in High School, where do you go from there?

Another new car for college? Naw, that’s bad for THEM.

If they are doing well in college, about their Junior or early Senior year get them a new car.

They’ve moreso earned it by then if they’ve been good students.
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lsu xman
Member since Oct 2006
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re: Anyone buying new car during these times?
Girl at work did a 3yr lease on a Civic for her h.s kid. Less than 200/month. Not sure how much the first payment was.


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Ric Flair
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Charlotte
Member since Oct 2005
10935 posts

re: Anyone buying new car during these times?
My dad did the old “you get a scholarship, you get a car for college” thing when I was in high school. I got a good scholarship. It was still a used car.


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Bustedsack
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re: Anyone buying new car during these times?
I want to but I have a feeling that the worst is yet to come. So I'm holding off.


MIKEDATIGER
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Member since Oct 2007
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re: Anyone buying new car during these times?
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Repeat after me: “I will not” _______ “buy my high school aged kid” ________________________ “a new car” _________ “because it’s generally unwise” ________________________ “and isn’t good for the kid.”


So yes you’re right but if I get her a 5-6 year old sedan, financing will suck as there are zero deals to be had.

I agree , she needs a used car.

Kia has a decent 2 or 3 year lease deal right now ; under $175 per month with $3K down
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MIKEDATIGER
LSU Fan
AUSTIN
Member since Oct 2007
1743 posts

re: Anyone buying new car during these times?
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I want to but I have a feeling that the worst is yet to come. So I'm holding off



Yes , back up plan is to hold off and give her my suburban and my ice ( No pics ) and I will figure it out , juggling with 1 car


LSUSUPERSTAR
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re: Anyone buying new car during these times?
Just bought a Taco last night 0%/60mths. Don't get a new driver a new car, get them a beater because they are going to tear it up. I would say something around $5k or less. You could always get yourself a newer vehicle if yours is older and pass it down. But it's your kid and money, do what you want.
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Ric Flair
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Member since Oct 2005
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re: Anyone buying new car during these times?
Is she going to college in the fall? If not, she doesn’t “need” a vehicle.

Kids wreck cars all of the time. I would rather my kid wreck a 5k car I paid cash for, rather than a new car I financed for 84 months.


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weadjust
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re: Anyone buying new car during these times?
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get them a better


I would get them good or best


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MIKEDATIGER
LSU Fan
AUSTIN
Member since Oct 2007
1743 posts

re: Anyone buying new car during these times?
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Taco



What’s a Taco?


TSLG
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Mar 2014
4261 posts

re: Anyone buying new car during these times?
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What’s a Taco?

I'd guess it's what homos call a Tacoma.

If you go new, and don't put a ton down, make damn sure that you get gap.

Also, don't tell them you're financing it for your daughter.


Magic Helmet
Alabama Fan
Jackson, MS
Member since Jul 2019
432 posts

re: Anyone buying new car during these times?
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Paid cash so got a decent deal


Nope, this didn’t happen. When buying a car (from a dealership, not from Vinnie on the corner) cash isn’t king. They make money on the financing, so they push buyers into financing - especially Mercedes and other luxury brands that rarely offer 0% financing.


armsdealer
LSU Fan
Member since Feb 2016
702 posts

re: Anyone buying new car during these times?
Tried to buy the wife a car... she didn't want a new car. She knows she is bad with new cars and cars in general so she wants to keep trucking with her what, 9 year old miniSUV by now. Whatever.


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