Friday, May 8, 2009

Car Shopping

BMW 300 series, one particular young men I know has the "I want this!!!" syndrome.

My dream Car, Nissan Xterra.

We desperately need a new car. So, I went out and test drove several cars today. All of the salesmen were eager, and almost obnoxiously nice to me. In the past, I could be walking in a saleroom, or a lot of any dealership and no one will bother me. But today was a different story. It made my looking around little constricted, since I had a nice salesmen keep following me, and they made sure that they got my contact information. They do have several incentives, like Toyota has 36 months 0% finace or factory rebate. Ford is little better with 60 months 0% finance, or close to $3000 factory rebate. Either way it is a good time to buy a brand new car. This got me thinking that maybe buying a brand new car might be a better deal then getting a used car. Last several cars we purchased we bought used, simply I think it is a better deal, and some of the kinks of the brand new cars has been worked out, but with these incentives buying a brand new cars might not be bad........ what do you think?


  1. I heard BMW is offering 0.9% APR through 5/31/09 on a new 328i, which, if you're going to say it significantly more than 0%, amounts to only a little less an $250 total over the course of 48 months more. Also, if you want to lease they offer $399/month for 36 months. Included is FREE standard maintenance for 4 years or 50,000 miles through BMW's Ultimate Service program. Sounds like a no brainer to me.

  2. If only this was on your final, "which deal will benefit your parents the most"