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DD's getting a new car today

Posted by on May. 12, 2012 at 9:56 AM
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A 2012 Mazda 3 speed. 

She has saved for nearly 3 years.  Got $5000 for her trade in.  She is putting over $10,000 down and still has $3000 in the bank.  She will owe us a payment of just under $200 a month. 

I know she is excited but I really would have liked her to have saved more  and had less of a payment or not as long (5 years of payments).  Its her 21st B'day present to herself.  She has dreamed of this car for years now. 

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MomOfTwins789
by on May. 12, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Mazda's are great! I bought mine (also a Mazda 3) when I was 19. It is an 2007 and it is still going strong. My Hubby drives it now since I need a Mom-mobile, but we plan on having it for a while. Congrats to your daughter!!

atlmom2
by Susie on May. 12, 2012 at 10:37 AM
She has a Mazda 3 now. A 2007.
rkoloms
by on May. 12, 2012 at 10:47 AM

Does she know how much value the car will lose when she drives it off the lot?

Buying a two year old car, every four years, will save $150,000 in a lifetime, over buying a new car every four years

atlmom2
by Susie on May. 12, 2012 at 10:53 AM
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Actually a 2 year old car at Carmax is nearly the same amount as this car. She looked. I was shocked.  Why buy a 2 year old car for the same price she is getting a new one with a 3 year warranty? 

mumsy2three
by Shauna on May. 12, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Congrats to her.

fammatthews4
by Trisha on May. 12, 2012 at 11:21 AM
Congrats to your daughter
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atlmom2
by Susie on May. 12, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Well, dh can't find the title so dd is pissed she can't get it till Monday.  She needs to learn life is full of disappointments and deal, ugh. 

boys2men2soon
by Kimberly on May. 12, 2012 at 11:45 AM
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Quoting atlmom2:

Actually a 2 year old car at Carmax is nearly the same amount as this car. She looked. I was shocked.  Why buy a 2 year old car for the same price she is getting a new one with a 3 year warranty? 

I have found the same thing!  I want to buy a 1 or 2 yr old suv......but they are hard to find. If I do find them, either they have tons of miles on them or they are loaded with crap that I will never use, and don't even know how to use.  LoL.




luckysevenwow
by Platinum Member on May. 12, 2012 at 11:48 AM

congrat's to her!

jinxmom
by Bronze Member on May. 12, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Nice

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