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JT

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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2009 12:01:00 AM

If you were planning to buy a vehicle in 2009, have current economic conditions affected those plans?
No, I will buy a new vehicle as planned.
No, I will buy a used vehicle as planned.
Yes, I will buy a cheaper new vehicle than planned
Yes, I will buy a used vehicle instead of new.
Yes, I will buy a cheaper used vehicle than planne
Yes, I w
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66mustangfb
Champion Author Missouri

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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2009 9:28:30 AM

Yes, I could have bought a very nice with what I've lost in the stock market.
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GogoRam
Rookie Author Detroit

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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2009 10:36:58 AM

It depends on deals out there. If Big 3 is giving out good rebates or gov't gives tax credits, it may worth it to buy new one. But it has to be really good deal, $500 on rebate won't do it...
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jerry972
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2009 10:58:47 AM

I have a 11 year old minivan and an 8 year old hybrid (yep, one of the first). Several years ago, my plan was to buy a new car this year and give one of the older ones to my now 16 year old when he got his license. However with the state of the economy, there won't be any purchases this year.
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sosgas
Champion Author Portland

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2009 12:01:05 AM

Buy only used cars.

[Edited by: sosgas at 2/27/2009 12:03:01 AM EST]
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Banuchie05
Veteran Author Calgary

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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2009 9:16:28 AM

no new car this year...
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mwo
Champion Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2009 11:30:51 PM

With the deals and rebates and Tax Write-offs, this could be the time to upgrade to a more fuel efficient vehicle.
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dexter08
Sophomore Author Washington

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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2009 1:31:59 PM

i am waiting to see; my car runs fine right now so it is not a critical issue. I dont buy new anyway.
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scoop49
Sophomore Author Alabama

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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2009 11:08:33 PM

due to uncertainty of the market I will put it off for a while (and had really no need for a new car usually do not buy brand new) and see what happens. The big 3 are making me wonder if I want to stay with a US made in the future. Instead I made some large purchases for the house and grounds that invest back into the economy in several directions.

[Edited by: scoop49 at 2/21/2009 11:12:04 PM EST]
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BuckO1877
Veteran Author Columbus

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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2009 10:31:16 PM

If I was planning on buying (am not this year) it would be a very reliable used 3 to 4 year old car coming off lease with maintenance records.
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RustBelt
Champion Author Nashville

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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2009 10:09:38 PM

 
  Since I would FAR RATHER make a domestic car ("Big Three"), it
  follows that I would be better off BUYING ONE.  
  It just so happens that I believe it is better for our economy and  
  the quality is even better.  
 
 

[Edited by: RustBelt at 2/21/2009 10:13:06 PM EST]
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rasbuton90
Sophomore Author Boston

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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2009 9:40:17 PM

WE are not considering buying ANY car this year, new or used. We probably would buy a 1-2 year old used car if one of ours conked out unless a new car deal was to good to pass up. Top quality used cars are selling at a premium now and it might be cheaper or about the same for a new one.
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wharris3
Veteran Author Detroit

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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2009 9:22:55 PM

If the auto companies would lower there prices to compete with the off shore manufactures there problems would be over!
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Luminator2009
Rookie Author British Columbia

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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2009 8:38:10 PM

I don't want a new car. I like the one I am driving right now, thank you. The only thing I don't like about it is the engine - it uses too much gas and pollutes too much. I wish the government would bank role an after market company that could build a 2009 engine for my 1994 Lumina. That would go a long way to saving the environment and keep us on the road as well. Any takers?
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AzDriver
Veteran Author Phoenix

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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2009 8:16:46 PM

No plans; mine is working quite well after almost 10 years!And it's a Ford; the one car company NOT taking any bailout money!
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TRAIN RIDER
Champion Author San Bernardino

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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2009 8:08:09 PM

I AM NOT PLANNING ON BUYING A NEW CAR THIS YEAR. BUT IF I NEED TO DUE TO THE FAILURE OF ONE OF MINE I WILL BUY ONE.
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Muradia
Champion Author Toronto

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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2009 8:05:42 PM

I am not considering buying a vehicle this year
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pulpwood
Champion Author Mississippi

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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2009 7:17:29 PM

Not buying anything in the next two years!
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GasholeMI
Champion Author Lansing

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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2009 7:10:36 PM

I am hoping to get at least four years down the line before even considering buying another vehicle. Even then it will be used.
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CrackedLCD
Champion Author Alabama

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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2009 6:47:56 PM

Not going to be buying a new vehicle for a while (hopefully!)
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N9HVP
Champion Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2009 6:43:58 PM

I am not considering buying a vehicle this year.
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AcuraTSX
Champion Author Ohio

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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2009 6:33:10 PM

With only 9% planning on buying a new or cheaper new car, sure is not the news Detroit wants to hear as they ask for more "loans" from the taxpayers.
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taterVA
All-Star Author Richmond

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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2009 6:11:23 PM

I don't trust all the hipe that I'm hearing about,how great a deal I'll be getting
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taterVA
All-Star Author Richmond

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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2009 6:08:39 PM

I've got a 89 olds that just turned over 219000 mile and runs like a dream and a 95 ford pickup that has 147000 why would I want to buy a vehicle the way the economy is now and for the forseeable future.
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Bonanza
Champion Author Boston

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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2009 5:39:43 PM

I will not buy a car this year
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gasaholicNC
Champion Author North Carolina

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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2009 5:25:42 PM

NOT PLANNING ON BUYING
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higginslake
Champion Author Michigan

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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2009 5:12:11 PM

My 2001 Taurus just turned over 170k and it's running good.
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pkhdonovan
Champion Author Maine

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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2009 3:43:36 PM

not buying this year
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AnObserver
Champion Author New Jersey

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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2009 3:05:13 PM

No wonder the auto manufacturers are in trouble
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chui
Champion Author Dallas

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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2009 2:46:42 PM

I, am not at this time.
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dongo50
Champion Author West Virginia

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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2009 2:26:11 PM

no
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JDCOWBOY
All-Star Author Missouri

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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2009 11:52:39 AM

Can't afford to eat let alone buy a new car!
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imcruizn
Champion Author Georgia

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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2009 11:08:12 AM

I can't afford it
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Ventimiglio
Rookie Author Detroit

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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2009 10:37:06 AM

BPI, The big 3 make quality products. IT is just you Canadians that are killing us with no support over the last 15 years.

You would think you might as well lob sheals from Windsor across the Detroit River at the GM building.

Buy a gas guzzling big SUV you fabling puking liberal
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Lengas
Champion Author Gary

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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2009 9:09:06 AM

Bought new in Oct 2008
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fightbigoil71
Champion Author Milwaukee

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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2009 8:49:06 AM

I hadn't planned to buy a car, but I had been considering it. I am no longer even considering replacing my vehicle,unless it dies on me.
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jb107
Champion Author New Jersey

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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2009 8:47:15 AM

Not this year. Maybe never.
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Firehawk
Champion Author Maine

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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2009 7:29:31 AM

Yes
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epf
Champion Author Grand Rapids

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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2009 7:18:11 AM

No new car for us.
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zacksnanny
Champion Author New Brunswick

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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2009 7:00:32 AM

Just can't afford to buy at this time.
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pkhdonovan
Champion Author Maine

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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2009 5:01:49 AM

not buying for at least 2 years
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steve96d
Veteran Author Philadelphia

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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2009 1:33:25 AM

Don't plan to buy a vehicle this year.
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roadkillGA
Champion Author Georgia

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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2009 11:30:25 PM

dee 2/18
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RobShieron
Rookie Author Saskatchewan

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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2009 9:16:41 PM

Due to my own personal situation I have to give up my car, as I cannot afford to operate and repair it.
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C2A
Veteran Author Lansing

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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2009 6:38:15 PM

I hope my cars can make it another year
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pkhdonovan
Champion Author Maine

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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2009 3:52:38 PM

not plan to buy for 2 years
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Pspeed
Champion Author Baltimore

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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2009 2:13:14 PM

I'm not in the market for a new or used car this year.
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chui
Champion Author Dallas

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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2009 12:17:06 PM

yes........
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illini73
Sophomore Author Oklahoma City

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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2009 12:04:23 PM

Not this year. Trying to keep the cars going as long as possible.
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meranda08
Rookie Author West Virginia

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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2009 11:31:32 AM

Not planning on buying a new car this year, gas is gettin too expensive!
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usgoods
Veteran Author Akron

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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2009 11:01:06 AM

Already tried to purchase a new 2008 pickup. It had a sticker of $21,000 marked down to $12,000. I was willing to make $4,000 down payment. I couldn't get credit with an 840 plus score, and a 740 FICO score.
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