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Re: Looking for a new car next year

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@Teacups wrote:

wonder if it is better to lease or buy when you are older.

any thoughts??


@Teacups  Set up a   spreadsheet and see the $$ value of a purchase vs a lease. If the monthly lease is really low-  with minimal down- that could make leasing over the terms of your contract a better financial decision for you.

 

I don't lease since I put too many miles on my cars. My current Subaru Forester is 6 mos old and I'm nearing 12,000 already! I work full time, but I take lot of road trips too. Woman Happy

 

Also, I prefer owning something after the payments are done. I traded in my prior Subaru Forester (over 80,000 miles)- and that was  $10,000 off the price of my 2018 model!

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Re: Looking for a new car next year

Thanks Linda for the reply....it is hard to figure out sometimes.  I am sure more safety feasures will come out in the next couple of years.

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Re: Looking for a new car next year

thanks Ibb!!  So nice of you to reply

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Re: Looking for a new car next year

@hondagirl  My friend just bought a Subaru Forester after driving a Honda for many years.  She had a little tiff with a deer and the car lost.  She wanted a safe car that was roomy enough for her daughter's two dogs.  She says that the Forester sits up a little higher than her Honda, that she has more window space, and something about lights on her backup mirrors.  She also has much more space for the dogs.

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Re: Looking for a new car next year

Ford Escape and Ford Edge are both really nice.....the Edge has more bells and whistles.

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Re: Looking for a new car next year

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@sxmgirl wrote:

@hondagirl  My friend just bought a Subaru Forester after driving a Honda for many years.  She had a little tiff with a deer and the car lost.  She wanted a safe car that was roomy enough for her daughter's two dogs.  She says that the Forester sits up a little higher than her Honda, that she has more window space, and something about lights on her backup mirrors.  She also has much more space for the dogs.


@sxmgirl  @hondagirl  My son had a 'tiff'' with a pickup truck with my first Forester Woman Frustrated the front of my car was an accordian and he walked away with one foot slightly aching. Turned out a small bone was fractured,  It was so minor, it wasn't even apparant until weeks later!

 

That sold me on Subarus- their safety record is ++++. !! Woman Happy