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[–] Mr_YUP 1 points 14 points (+15|-1) ago 

Why do people always buy new cars? You can usually get a used one with only a few thousand miles on it for much much less

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[–] Azriel777 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

Risk of buying someone elses problems.

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[–] Karit 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I guess a lot of people don't realize this. To me the extra money is worth knowing what's happened to the car in it's lifespan.

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[–] ucantdothatontv 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Exactly this! My first 3 cars were used and all had issues with the last of them blowing my motor even so I checked carfax and had a shop look at the car before purchasing (the shady dealership had done an amazing job of hiding and masking the problems including removing the check engine light bulb). Going forward I've always bought new and have had zero issues to compliment my piece of mind. Also I've had amazing negotiating results pitting dealers in a bidding war against each other via email. I'll visit a dealership once to decide my options I'm interested in, then I'll head back to my office and shoot out emails to all dealers within a 60 mile radius. Last car I purchased I had factory ordered/built with the options I wanted at 1500 under invoice.

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[–] ObscureReference 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Prestige.

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[–] ObscureReference 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

At some point I was pricing out used cars, and was looking at newer hondas and toyotas. It was looking like the resale price for not that new vehicles was not that far off from the point where you might as well go new and get the toys and the color you want. Maybe I didn't look close enough at the option package or new prices, but the perceived 'bulletproof' resale value on these are getting a little out of check compared to their competition.

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[–] OneZero 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Growing up every single used car that my family has ever owned has had problems. By the time we sold the car we had spent as much money keeping it running as we did to buy it.

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[–] myriadic 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago  (edited ago)

So she had to raise money for the funeral buy can afford a brand new Chrysler?

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[–] OneZero 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Without the donations she might have had to choose between paying for a funeral or making a down payment on a new car.

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[–] maxomo 1 points 7 points (+8|-1) ago  (edited ago)

It's her money she can spend it however she wants.

If people were that concerned on how she should spend it then they should have paid the funeral home directly or used the money to build some huge 20,000 $ monument. That's the nature of a lot of these on-line funding schemes, there is almost no oversight. It's more like giving money to a beggar on the street.

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[–] Reubarbarian 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Seconded!

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[–] fluxusp 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

She could've left the unpleasant area where she's living now, but she didn't. Instead of moving she bought a vehicle 'for protection'. Doesn't make sense, people get shot in their car.

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[–] OneZero 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Fear is a powerful motivator but it does not lead to rational decision making.

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[–] angelus_72 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I can understand her feeling unsafe in public transit, but there are surely more pressing issues in her life.

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[–] lettersofmarque [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Seems apparent that money isn't the best answer to all problems, or that lack of financial resources wasn't the original problem.

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[–] Pantsuit 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

I can understand that a car makes a world of difference when transitioning from walking/riding the bus, and I can also understand that receiving a large sum of money all of a sudden can lead to more impulsive financial decisions.

However there is no way in hell that she paid for that new car on her own. She's 26 years old and her kid is (was) 9, meaning that she got pregnant at 17 years old. At best she likely has a diploma or GED, but even working full-time there's no way she's gonna be making enough to support herself, a child, AND stow away enough money to purchase a brand new car.

Seriously if she had any savings at all going towards a new car, she would have bought a reasonably-priced, used car as soon as she had the funds available for it. I don't think she'd be eager to walk/bus everywhere until she's earned enough to buy a brand-new one.

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[–] Media 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

People should realize by now, donating to any cause, you are not forcing them to use your money (now their money) on that cause, and 99% of "good causes" spend 90% of their donations on increasing profit margins, not the cause itself.

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[–] bakcha 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Wow, a lot of people didn't read the article all the way through...