Toyota recall 191,000 Corolla/Matrix

https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/2019/08/28/toyota-recall-air-bags-corolla-matrix/2139966001/

Sales Tax incentive for USED Electrical Vehicle

It’s getting evening better, starting August 1st, 2019, including plug-in Hybrid with EV range over 30 miles.

https://www.nwnewsnetwork.org/post/tax-break-electric-vehicles-makes-comeback-washington-state

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Used Car Economics 101

If you are in the market for a car, experts advise to get only what you can afford and not to buy new.  This even more true in the age of $50k+ new luxury cars, SUV and trucks.

While it’s tempting to splurge, best-selling author of “The Automatic Millionaire” David Bach has said that can be the “single worst financial decision millennials will ever make. ”

“Nothing you will do in your lifetime, realistically, will waste more money than buying a new car,” he told CNBC Make It.

In a blog post, best-selling author of “Women and Money” Suze Orman suggested you fall in love not with an expensive car but with a retirement or savings account, or a home:  “Those are assets that, over time, may increase in value. A car will never increase in value. It is a depreciating asset that loses 20 percent of its value in the first year.”

If you already have an auto loan, look into some refinancing options, especially if you have good credit. A “prime” or “super prime” score could help you with financing. And if you’re still working on your score, stick with your current car for “as long as you can,” wrote Orman.

The bottom line is, the less money you spend on a car, the more you can put toward other important priorities. And that’s a good step toward building financial security.

Case in point: This stunning 2015 BMW 535GT would have cost original owner $81k+ 3 years ago, next owner can enjoy this like new luxury beast at 70% off of new. That’s the essence of Car Economy 101

What’s The No. 1 car among millennials? Not what you think?

Young people are often said to splurge on indulgences, are they all driving Audi BMW? or the stunning NIO ES8 all electric SUV? Click on the photo below to find out, based on latest insurance data

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/01/honda-accord-is-the-no-1-car-among-millennials-says-quotewizard.html

Consumer Report Worst Cars, Trucks and SUVs of 2019


Is your car on the list? Interesting to see the famous Taco (Toyota Tacoma) on the list, as it consistently enjoyed the highest resale value of any vehicle on the market. ->> https://www.consumerreports.org/buying-a-car/worst-overall-cars-minivan-suvs-trucks/

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Why you shouldn’t expect a bargain on a used car

This explains why wholesale prices have been going up since beginning of 2018, especially at $10000-15000 range. We have the seen the same cars cost up to 1000-1500 more than last year, go figure!

https://jalopnik.com/here-is-why-you-shouldn-t-expect-a-bargain-on-a-pre-own-1826913932

 

 

Buyers with good credit turning to used cars

Once upon a time a brand new family sedan cost “merely” $5000-8000, unfortunately that’s no longer true today considering these recently published data:

  • Average Auto Loan Amount > $30,000
  • Average Auto Loan Monthly Payment > $500
  • Average Loan Term : 68 month … follow the link to read more

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/09/06/buyers-with-good-credit-turning-to-used-cars.html

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