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Lehigh Valley car show a showcase of buyers' fears, fantasies

There are 9 comments on the The Morning Call story from Mar 29, 2009, titled Lehigh Valley car show a showcase of buyers' fears, fantasies. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

Teenagers posed for pictures inside shiny sports cars. Children ran from car to car, opening the doors of brand-new models and testing out the seats.

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Why Not

Macungie, PA

#1 Mar 29, 2009
Everybody does nothing but complain about the economy. If you're in a position, and have the need for a new vehichle, then buy it now.
Everybody wins. You get the best deal ever, and it starts the money flowing again.

And for those worried about the manufacturer not being around...don't.

Parts are still currently available for many models that have not been in production for years. Check it out.
New vehicles

United States

#2 Mar 29, 2009
Best thing to do is buy cash. Don't get into any loans with today's market and instability. We haven't seen bottom at all yet.
corgiman

Allentown, PA

#3 Mar 29, 2009
I aint buying no darn car. I am saving my money, we are in the midst of the next Great Depression. History always repeats its self. They can shove their new cars up their Bungholio

Since: Jan 09

Northampton, PA

#4 Mar 29, 2009
New vehicles wrote:
Best thing to do is buy cash. Don't get into any loans with today's market and instability. We haven't seen bottom at all yet.
A really great recommendation but who can afford to do that? I don't personally know anyone today who can lay down cash for a new car.
Unrelated to your point...the organizers of the car show are simply nuts if they think I am going to pay $8 to come see their products.
just a thought

United States

#5 Mar 29, 2009
How come there's nothing on mcall's web site about the storm... had to go to WFMZ as usual for the latest news.....
Rebus

Kankakee, IL

#6 Mar 29, 2009
New vehicles wrote:
Best thing to do is buy cash. Don't get into any loans with today's market and instability. We haven't seen bottom at all yet.
Cash is not worth that much, continue to invest in gold, it will always be there and prices have gone up over 200 fold since I started over 20 years ago. What I paid $1000 for then is over $10,000 today.
JS4now

Pottstown, PA

#7 Mar 29, 2009
They charged eight bucks just to have me look at cars that the dealers are trying to sell? If things are so bad for the car companies, they should be paying ME $8.00 to come in.
West End Resident

Allentown, PA

#8 Mar 30, 2009
$20,000+ for an asset that depreciates - what, 20 %=$4,000 ?- as soon you drive it off the dealer's lot ?!?

The,$250 or $300 per month payments for 6 or 7 years ?

Worst repair - 1 time only - I've ever had on my used car was in the $1,600 range. I saved and got that much back - simply by not having to make payments on a new car - in about 5 months.

To me, it's a "no-brainer" - none of those cars are worth that much of my money, and the years of my life to earn it.

Still haven't seen any mention of electric cars there at the Auto Show. Oh - there weren't any ? And the Chevy Volt that was supposed to be out in 2010 is now not coming until 2011 ? And Bob Lutz, who was in charge of it, just retired - again ?Maybe that's one reason Rick Wagoner of GM - the guy who killed their electric car, the EV-1, about 10 years ago - got fired yesterday. LOL !!! Finally ! someone is held responsible for GM's stupid, short-sighted decisions. They're just another Circuit City waiting to happen. I'd give them 5 years, max.
i attended the car show

Ambler, PA

#9 Mar 30, 2009
and it definitely wasn't worth $8...or $7 with the dollar off coupon i found on the car show website.

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