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People spend a lot of money on their cars and trucks. In fact, about 16% of the average American's total budget goes to transportation, including vehicle costs and fuel. That makes it the second-biggest expenditure after housing but before incidentals like food, education, and saving for retirement.

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If you don't need a tall driving position and rarely travel in deep snow, a traditional car might be a better choice, however. Whether in the form of a sedan, coupe, convertible or station wagon, cars tend to be lighter and have a lower center of gravity than crossovers, which aids efficiency and handling.

The Covid pandemic has muted depreciation, however, and prices for used cars are growing faster than for new. As the price gap narrows, buying new becomes more appealing because the vehicles are in better condition, plus, they have a full warranty and can be financed at a lower rate.

Another option is to use a no-haggle dealership, typified by CarMax, Vroom and Carvana. These companies can charge more than traditional dealerships, but generally score positive reviews from consumers. Each promises stress-free shopping with a non-negotiable price and money back guarantees, plus large and easy-to-search inventories. Each will also deliver a new car right to your door, in most instances. Unlike the others, CarMax also offers physical locations where shoppers can peruse cars.

Under normal circumstances, a car shopper might be advised to wait for the end of the month because that's when many dealers are looking to make quotas and are more likely to negotiate. They might also be told to look for cars that are being discontinued or redesigned because dealers want to get them off the lot.

At CARFAX, we collect events from the lives of millions of used cars from 20 European countries, as well as the USA and Canada. We can then create a vehicle history for every car in our database and make it available to you.The information helps you to check sales data, avoid expensive follow-up costs and negotiate a fair purchase price.

Currently we sell cars in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Washington.

To make each graph, I searched all used vehicles of a specific make, model, year, and trim on and then plotted every single one of them according to its miles and price. You can click on the images below to make them bigger.

This left me with a very manageable list of cars to analyze using a shortcut version of the scatterplot method above and corroborating that with the numbers on Then, it came down to regional availability of good deals on those cars.

A physician needs to own a new or lightly used car as you suggested. The cost of one day missed work due to car trouble is too high. If you trade cars every 3 years also the maintenance cost and the maintenance risk is $0 due to the warranty and not needing to replace the tires before 50k miles.

I would submit that perhaps it was not so linear until the last few years. Prior to COVID, my recollection is depreciation was much more frontloaded, but now that cars are appreciating (or at least minimally depreciating) things are a little different. The question then becomes, is this a new normal, or is this a short term anomaly that no one should use to make a life long decision about the cheapest way to buy a car?

awesome analysis dude! I wish I had read this before I bought my 2 used cars!!! My analysis of reading other material on buying the most financially optimized used car would be to buy a 3 year old used car (because depreciation is exponentially worse in the first 3 years of car ownership) with the least amount of miles (to minimize mileage depreciation), and drive it into the ground. The brand should be Toyota or Honda because those brands tend to maximize fuel efficiency, minimize repair costs, and tend to last forever. How do you think my conclusions jive with your analysis?

I would like to offer a different value equation with cars. After having kids, safety became priority one over any other variable. That expanded into treating our car purchase as a form of insurance. Since driving is typically one of the most dangerous daily risks most people face, we chose to mitigate that somewhat with a new all safety options top rated safety car. The extra cost is like a higher premium for better insurance with a grater probability of lessening the effects of a crash. The opportunity cost is more than made up by a better chance of preventing lost wages due to disability or death. We purchased a Subaru Outback.

Informed for life is an incredible and free resource put together by a vehicle safety engineer to help people make good decisions around buying cars and I highly recommend it. They take no funding so this is not a shill, I truly think it helps people make better health and safety choices.

But many Americans make big mistakes buying cars. Take new car purchases with a trade-in. A third of buyers roll over an average of $5,000 in debt from their last car into their new loan. They're paying for a car they don't drive anymore. Ouch! That is not a winning personal finance strategy.

"We're actually living in a golden age of used cars," says Reed. "I mean, the reliability of used cars is remarkable these days." Reed says there is an endless river of cars coming off three-year leases that are in very good shape. And even cars that are older than that, he says, are definitely worth considering. "You know, people are buying good used cars at a hundred-thousand miles and driving them for another hundred-thousand miles," says Reed. "So I'm a big fan of buying a used car as a way to save money."

He acknowledges that which car you buy matters and that it's a good idea to read reviews and ratings about which brands and models are more or less likely to run into costly repair problems down the road. He says some European cars are famously expensive to maintain.

NPR has a personal finance Facebook group called Your Money and Your Life. And we asked group members about car buying. Many said they were shocked by how much money some other people in the group said they were spending on cars. Patricia and Dean Raeker from Minneapolis wrote, "40 years of owning vehicles and our total transportation purchases don't even add up to the cost of one of the financed ones these folks are talking about."

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According to recent census estimates,[1] almost 1.4 million households in New York City own a car compared to 3.1 million total households. This means 45 percent of all households in the city own a car (and almost 3 percent that own three or more!). Ownership is lowest in Manhattan, where only 22 percent of households own a car, while ownership is highest in Staten Island where cars are owned by 83 percent of all households. Queens (62 percent) is also above the city average, while the Bronx (40 percent) and Brooklyn (44 percent) look more like the city as a whole.

New York City is famous for its public transit system: the MTA has more stations than any other metro system in the world, has almost twice as many miles of track as any other North American system, and ridership is triple the next five largest American cities[2] (Chicago, Washington, Boston, San Francisco, Philadelphia) combined. The recently launched NYC Ferry is surpassing all ridership expectations, and Citibike lets people traverse the city on two wheels. But cars play an important role in NYC, and the Auto Show gives New Yorkers a chance to celebrate them.

What connectivity package do new cars come with? All cars purchased through Tesla will receive a free Premium Connectivity trial. After the trial period ends, Premium Connectivity will be available as a subscription through the Tesla app. Learn more about Premium Connectivity.

What the fuss about all of this is that it has to do with a Right to Repair movement that makes some pretty good arguments why people who buy cars today should be concerned about the move by automakers like Tesla to actively prevent car buyers from truly owning their vehicles.

Timothy Boyer is an automotive reporter based in Cincinnati. Experienced with early car restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for improved performance. Follow Tim on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily news and topics related to ICE and EV cars and trucks.

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