Barra influence on prices of new/used AU's
How do you think the introduction of the Barra will affect the prices of new/used AU's? Seeing that the AU will now be the ugly duckling of the current Falcons, and the Barra is supposedly *soooooo* much better, you'd think you could get some pretty good deals on brand new AU's in the Ford runout sales. My concern is that they will still command a fairly high price, say over 40k for an XR8 or high 20's for a base model Forte, then the depreciation will hit hard as the Barra hits the used car market. I can see used Barra's coming into the market for under 30k, which would see the AU's worth nothing in no time flat.
I've been toying with the idea of purchasing a new or slightly used AU, but I don't want to fork out all my life savings just to see them flushed down the toilet by Barra. I see this as an opportunity to pick up a nice XR or Fairmont V8 for very little.
What do you think?
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