Originally Posted by GoneBoatN
Any update, have you decided?
I've been trying to find a used vehicle for my son. I've been looking for cheap, smaller car that would get decent (notice I did not say great or good) gas mileage. People seem to want too much or they are too beat up. What I have notice is that there is a good supply of SUVs like this. My guess is everyone is worried about the price of fuel. So I think that is working to your advantage.
I hit it....
at one time while still married, we had 3 suburbans sitting in driveway.... we looked like Reps for OPEC
when actually, they were all paid for and had little to zero maintenance issues.... so, we had
1) no car payment
2) very little maintenance/repairs (pretty solid vehicles)
3) liability insurance (because no note payment to lender)
so, we may have been paying more for fuel, but we were saving money in the other areas
now, put together
1) car payment
2) repairs (if it's beyond warranty)
3) full coverage
and see who comes out ahead