Comment 70166

By Kiely (registered) | Posted September 29, 2011 at 21:14:36 in reply to Comment 70164

I've known guys stuck paying for cars years after they're sold.

If you don't have the ability to maintain a beater than buying a "newer" used car can be a risk. If you don't know how to do some maintenance on your own a car, a warranty that will cover your financing is advisable.

Modern cars ARE a disposable product. They are designed to have almost zero maintenance for the original owner than eventually they just start to fall apart (rough rule, 7-10 years or ~200,000km). A marvel of engineering really... and sadly.

I buy (for cash) ~$3000 lower mileage cars (mainly Japanese) from the 1990s, maintain them myself and get what I can out of them, but I wouldn't recommend that for everyone.

Comment edited by Kiely on 2011-09-29 21:15:20

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