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Old 03-26-2002, 23:17   #1 (permalink)
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confused New Or Secondhand?

I'm looking at buy a Falcon 1 Tonner either V8 manual or auto but I'm stuck on wether I should get new or secondhand.
At the moment it's a little hard to find a low kay V8 trayback so I could go the new car direction.

Anyway I'm interested to know who here would buy a new car or who would rather buy a low km S/H car even though they could afford to buy new, just to save $$$.
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Old 03-27-2002, 01:56   #2 (permalink)
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Of the 6 cars Ive owned, only one was brought new, not due to financial constraints but due to the fact I used to go nuts when people would park next to me & open their doors, or bang into it with shopping trolleys, it just used to piss me off so much I though it wasnt worth the worry. If you you can find one with low k's & in good nick you'll be better off, cheaper, less depreciation, likely to still have warranty balance - its all good:s6:
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Old 03-27-2002, 02:06   #3 (permalink)
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You can usually save heaps if you buy a near new car. it just depends on if you can find what your after used
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i like new cars
i like to run it in
i like the idea of NO smokers in the car EVER
i like to know what was done to the car (prangs, lack of care)
a new car's like a virgin in a way... i'll say no more!
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Old 03-27-2002, 03:51   #5 (permalink)
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i like new cars
i like to run it in
i like the idea of NO smokers in the car EVER
i like to know what was done to the car (prangs, lack of care)
a new car's like a virgin in a way... i'll say no more!
Nice way of putting it!

Yeah, I'd go for the new because it would be very hard to find a low milage example that's in good condition.
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Old 03-27-2002, 22:50   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah thats the problem you just don't know how the previous owner treated their cars.
Looks like new is the way to go at least it will last quite a while.
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Yeah thats the problem you just don't know how the previous owner treated their cars.
Looks like new is the way to go at least it will last quite a while.
With Dad owning new and second hand near new cars i can say it's all luck at the end of the day.
But with falcons depreciating the way it is i think going a good nick 2nd hand car is the way to go.
Especially if one is after an XR8 like me. No way i could get a new one.

GTHO4,
I think with a ute your better off getting a new one.
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