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Thu Mar 5, 2020, 02:33 PM

Car makers will get desperate

If you are looking to buy a car, just wait I bet they will pay you to buy one soon....

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Reply Car makers will get desperate (Original post)
brokephibroke Mar 2020 OP
Beakybird Mar 2020 #1
getagrip_already Mar 2020 #2
SamKnause Mar 2020 #3
getagrip_already Mar 2020 #4
gay texan Mar 2020 #7
gibraltar72 Mar 2020 #5
safeinOhio Mar 2020 #6
question everything Mar 2020 #8
brokephibroke Mar 2020 #9

Response to brokephibroke (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2020, 02:35 PM

1. And if they offer $5000 cash back to buy the car ...

I will offer to not buy the car for only $500 cash back.

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Response to brokephibroke (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2020, 02:43 PM

2. We need another junk-car bill.....

Pay people to get those old gas guzzlers off the road and buy new.

Won't happen under trump and a gop senate, but under a dem.....

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 5, 2020, 02:59 PM

3. Buy new ???

How does one do that on $1,156.00 per month ???

My house payment, property taxes, and insurance is $650.00 per month.

My vehicle is a 2003 model.

I drive less then 500 miles per year.

I live in a very rural area.

It is a 22 mile round trip to the closest grocery store.

It is a Save A Lot.

Many of us out here live in poverty.

Maybe some billionaires will buy us some replacement vehicles.

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Response to SamKnause (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 5, 2020, 03:06 PM

4. Well, it was a popular program in it's day.....

I'm not sure if you even had to buy another car. What happened was you had to apply to a gov websire with the car particulars and they would give you a junk it price - which was much better than it was worth.

Once you were approved, you had to take it to a participating mechanic who would basically destroy the engine so it could never run again and sent it to the junk yard.

You got a check directly.

I have 2 cars (one my daughter uses to go to work in everyday), a 1995 and a 2008. So I hear you on old beaters.

But alas, nobody is going to give anyone a new car. But programs like this can get you a leg up on a newer one while still helping the environment.

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 5, 2020, 04:12 PM

7. I own a 1987, 1972, and a 2000 model vehicles

Paid for. Parts are dirt cheap, and they are easier to maintain. I've updated the 1972 to modern fuel injection with an overdrive transmission. Pollutes way less and gets double the gas mileage when it was new.

It doesn't make financial sense to me to purchase a new vehicle, and the software to diagnose them when there's a fault has become proprietary.

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Response to brokephibroke (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2020, 03:16 PM

5. Actually I think it will work the other way

They are not going to have cars to sell. Also repair parts are going to be in short supply. This is a line of dominoes falling,

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Response to gibraltar72 (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 5, 2020, 03:39 PM

6. As I recall they were all melted down.

That along with high scrap prices a few years ago put a dent in the used parts market. We fix and drive a lot of old cars in my neck of the woods.

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Response to brokephibroke (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2020, 04:41 PM

8. Why? They will have hard time replenishing their inventory, no?

And, yes, we are planning on replacing the 2007 Toyota Highlander with, probably Subaru Forester. The Highlander is OK, but we've got used to, on my 2014 KIA to rear camera and Bluetube..

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Response to question everything (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 5, 2020, 04:44 PM

9. Interest rates are at record lows

And panic over Corona is growing. Many parts are now coming from Mexico.

Btw, I have a 2015 forester (my second). Highly recommend. Unfortunately they dropped the turbo.

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