X1 resale are super high so there isn't much savings on buying used unless your going to buy a real old one. Not to mention you have to pay higher interrested on a used truck.UT06 said:When I was looking, used prices were almost as much as new ones. So, I bought new.
Considering prices I'd tend to agree go new.rob_s said:I'm considering a new Tacoma, and I'm looking at used trucks '05-'06. Have there been any huge improvements in the '07s that should make me want to look into getting new instead of used? Any reason to choose '06 over '05?
I'm having a hard time finding what I want used down here though. I've been looking at carmax.com and opening the search parameters to the whole country. I found what I want in NC, and they'll transfer the truck down here.jorgem2 said:I found that demand for Tacomas in south florida is very high due to many being shipped overseas. used prices seemed very high to me at the time so I purchased new, plus you get warranty, longer financing and the new car smell
Interesting, thanks for the tip. My girlfriend is a Costco member, wonder if I can use that...Jeffrich21 said:Rob, I 've heard of people using Costco to get almost invoice pricing with no sales hassle. My CU here is the same way. I ordered mine exactly the way I wanted, even a rebate applied, and got my truck in about 1 week. I have bought two vehicles this way.
I'm always amazed by all the vehicles that were garage kept and driven by little old ladies to church & the grocery store only....especially when the car has a custom sound system and neon lights glowing from underneath!!!Muddskipper said:I saved close to $6 - 8000 on buying an 05 with 20K Miles on it.
It belonged to a guys mom who passed a way, and was garage kept.
No Brainer for me....
Another point to add is that the 05's have the space for the cabin filter behind the glove box, just no filter. Buy one and pop it in and bam.....06.demoncleaner said:Considering prices I'd tend to agree go new.
07 over previous models got fatter American ass size seats and stablity control shutoff.
06 gained a cabin filter and TMPS over the 05's. As someone who runs 2 two wheel sets I'm glad not to have it on my 05.
+1SR5-2006 said:Buy New,
1) Buying the first year after a model change is never a great idea. (no offense to all the 05s out there) The bugs found in the new model are typically worked out in the next year or two.
2) Even if the vehicle had low mileage, the previous owner may have beat the balls of it and one of the most important things as far as long time reliability is the breakin period.
3) When you buy used, you typically inherit other people's headaches.
4) Savings is not substantial enough when considering the first 3 and the additional $$ paid in higher finance rates.
Once I bought my first New vehicle, I never considered ever buying another used one, except for a '68 camaro or other classic.