NWR – Which car would you choose?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Which car would you choose?
    Option 1 : (30 votes)
    42 %
    Option 2 : (18 votes)
    25 %
    Option 3 : (23 votes)
    32 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2657 posts
    Sugar bee

    If you’d be able to pay cash regardless, I’d go with a new car to get a clean slate and warranty.  I’ve driven both the Focus and Cruze, but this was a couple of years ago when I bought my current car.  Both were great cars, but I personally think the Cruze was more comfortable and more smartly designed than the Focus.  I have also heard that Focuses have been experiencing reliability issues with some of the electronics recently, so you may want to look into reliability ratings for both cars too.

    Post # 4
    Member
    6644 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I am a chevy girl so I would chose the 1st option and would never do a used car. You never know why the previous owner sold it or if has issues. 

    Post # 8
    Member
    2565 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Not familiar with these cars, but from FI just buying a new car last week he felt the small discount you got on a 2 year old car was not worth it, you also don’t get the warranty you would get on a new car.

    Post # 11
    Member
    3344 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

    I never buy new.  The car depreciates so much the second you drive it off the lot.  You’re getting a much better deal if you buy something slightly used with low mileage.

    Post # 12
    Member
    7098 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Are there any 2012 or 2013 used available? I personally wouldn’t buy new unless it was an absolutely amazing deal.

    Post # 14
    Member
    3344 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

    Try finding a car online first.  Don’t limit yourself to one dealership.  I bought a car with $1700 miles on it and it was only 1 year old.  I got a huge discount because it wasn’t brand new, but it runs like a new car.

    Post # 15
    Member
    901 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @Cluelessbride10:  The focus has a top safety pick + rating, and the cruze has a top safety pick rating (from iihs). Both are pretty similar, I would look at warranties. I worked for GM customer service, and I cant speak for Ford, but GM has really good customer service, especially if you have a problem. Dealerships are able to assist you with repairs (discounts, etc, beyond what youd expect), if you get the Cruze, get the vehicle serviced at the dealership, so if anything goes wrong youve built a relationship with them already. 

    Post # 16
    Member
    889 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Cluelessbride10:  Well, I’m kind of an older bee and have been through my share of cars, that’s for sure and my X husband was an auto mechanic so IMO… First, I would NEVER buy a Ford, and second…I would NEVER again buy brand new. The car depreciates in value the minute you drive it off the lot and begin to put miles on it.

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