It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. No new cars for me.
I don't see the point. Apologies to the Motor City, and all the fine people that run the show, and work hard. But I just don't see the point and how anyone can cost justify it. As soon as you take it off the lot, it depreciates in value big time. Add some miles and you are taking an even bigger hit.
My biggest gripe though is, who the hell is buying these things? There's some affluent cities nearby where the high school parking lots are all filled with brand new cars that parents have bought their kids. So I guess they would be the ones for sure. Or those who just can't stand to buy something used. Maybe people with money to burn? Maybe people who think $400 to $500 a month car payment is ok.
I'm a very big fan Ford Motor Company and how they run the show. Impressive, and Alan Mullaly is someone I really follow. I can't say they have any cars that I really like besides the F150, and the Taurus though....but I respect how they run their business. Personally, I'm a Camaro and Vette guy...always have been. And I love the Hemi's too. However a new car? I just don't see it happening ever.
I walked on a car lot the other day; on a weekend so I wouldn't get pelted my an annoying salesman and looked at the sticker prices. STICKER SHOCK. $30,000! For what? I don't get it.
Dear Ford, Dear Chrysler, Dear GM, please make your cars less expensive. You'll get more sales, increase volume, and people will be happy. Then again your cars last longer right? Well I agree there...but this whole depreciation thing bugs me.
I wish I could afford a new car but I just don't see it as viable.
I was told recently that "you get what you pay for". Yeah whatever, just lower the prices and you'll make more money people. Yeah even the UAW would benefit.
So if you bought a new car, tell me why. Pimpin!