In Connecticut, Used Cars Are Waxing In Popularity

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His automotive baubles over the years have included such collectibles as a 1932 Packard roadster and a 1959 Aston Martin , which, once restored, set him back about six figures apiece.
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Irv_Lonstein

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Oh yeah.......Ed Hermann, the actor. He was great in, um....ah........
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http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001346/

You'll recognize him. He isn't a leading man, but one of those actors that has been everywhere.
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Maybe in a few years we'll be just like Cuba. In 2050, you'll hear people say "In America you can still see cars like an 1989 Oldsmobile 88 or a 1990 Toyota Corolla being driven every day".
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I'll never buy new again. Let some other poor sap take the depreciation hit; our "new" cars from now on will be used.
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Stay away from General Motors. I went to a GM dealership to have my vehicle repaired, which is still under warranty. I was told that it was not covered. I contacted GM and they told me that the warranty goes into effect when the vehicle is made not when it is purchased. I asked why I was not told that and the reply was," The salesmen didn't know." Here is the good part. I was then asked if I wanted to extend my warranty at a special price.
Bolo

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What is wrong with that?
Wa Ching wrote:
Maybe in a few years we'll be just like Cuba. In 2050, you'll hear people say "In America you can still see cars like an 1989 Oldsmobile 88 or a 1990 Toyota Corolla being driven every day".
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Bolo wrote:
I contacted GM and they told me that the warranty goes into effect when the vehicle is made not when it is purchased.
I think you should check again...that is totally wrong. The warranty goes into effect when you purchase the vehicle....just like every other warranty.GM's in bad enough shape without you spreading a vicious rumor.
Information

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Yes you can get a pre refund check from a scam company like HR Block. I hope you do not mind paying 20 to 25% for the privalege

Since: Aug 07

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I remember whan Herrmann had his Packard restored back in the mid-90's. I can't remember the shop that did it, but everything was done correctly (Everything was either original, OEM or fabricated to OE specs), and the car was brought to showroom condition. Good to see he still has it.
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Katie wrote:
I'll never buy new again. Let some other poor sap take the depreciation hit; our "new" cars from now on will be used.
"Used" sounds so harsh. The cars were "previously owned" by Gramma who only drove it once a week to church.

Btw, I agree. Buying new is not cost effective. I think there's even a scent one can get to give the gently driven vehicle a freshly minted aroma of new plastic.
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My husband and I both bought used cars for the first time a couple of years ago. So far no problems...and we saved about 20,000. I'd do it again.

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Irv_Lonstein wrote:
Oh yeah.......Ed Hermann, the actor. He was great in, um....ah........
He's provided several Oscar-worthy film performances that I'm sure you're familiar with, including "Overboard" with Goldie Hawn, "Richie Rich" with Macauley Culkin, and "Wedding Daze" with Jason Biggs!
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The besty thing about buying a used car is that the State Collects Less Sales Tax.
If you want to reduce your tax burden during these trying times, Buy used.
If not for all the taxes we pay, we could buy new.
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Older cars are bad for the enviroment. They lack modern emissions controls. They are also not as safe as new cars. Even a basic Civic has like 6 airbags. I don't care if your 78 dodge diplomat or 84 regal is made out of 1/4" steel. If the car does not crumple and absorb the impact, your kidneys will!

People should just buy reasonable cars and not cars that are far fancier and more expensive than they need.

I would take a well-used toyota of a GM any day! I would walk instead of buying a used GM because I'd be walking anyways!

Protip: mid to late 90s Honda, Toyota, and Nissan small and midsize sedans are where it is at! Maybe not $2,000-$3,000, but for $5,000-$8,000 you could not get a better car. A really screaming deal can be had on the cars that Toyota built for G.M. such as the chevy prizm, which is really a toyota corolla or a pontiac vibe, which is a toyota matrix.
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Well.... if Ed says that's the way to go, then I'm sticking with him.
I'm definitely keeping my '81 Dodge Duster - afterall, I did lose my virginity in it.
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Mister Mike wrote:
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He's provided several Oscar-worthy film performances that I'm sure you're familiar with, including "Overboard" with Goldie Hawn, "Richie Rich" with Macauley Culkin, and "Wedding Daze" with Jason Biggs!
Let us not forget the 'soft-core gay porn' he did early on in his illustrious career.
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The besty thing about buying a used car is that the State Collects Less Sales Tax.
If you want to reduce your tax burden during these trying times, Buy used.
If not for all the taxes we pay, we could buy new.
If you lease,.gov gets much less than new as well!
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Well.... if Ed says that's the way to go, then I'm sticking with him.
I'm definitely keeping my '81 Dodge Duster - afterall, I did lose my virginity in it.
I did too....remember me????
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If you're looking for something as cheap as $2000 or $3000 go for the personal ads. Don't bother with the lots..
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Information wrote:
Yes you can get a pre refund check from a scam company like HR Block. I hope you do not mind paying 20 to 25% for the privalege
I'll give one for 15%, haha

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