Since the auto company bailouts, how many of our families have purchased vehicles?

  • We have bought a brand new vehicle.

    8%
  • We have bought a used vehicle from a major car dealership.

    8%
  • We have bought a used vehicle from a smaller company.

    9%
  • We have bought a used vehicle from a private owner.

    7%
  • We have not purchased any vehicles since the bailouts.

    65%
Take the poll to see moms who voted like you.
Take Poll
GoodMomma2...
Submitted by at 1:47 PM on Jan. 18, 2010
Votes (103) Comments (11)

Since the auto company bailouts, how many of our families have purchased vehicles?

Take the poll to see moms who voted like you.
I prefer not to answer
Show me the results first
GoodMomma2...
Submitted by at 1:47 PM on Jan. 18, 2010
Votes (103) Comments (11)

Comments

  • justanothe...
    Submitted by   at 9:02 AM on January 19, 2010

    Who can afford to buy a car? We barely make ends meet now. We've basically been a 1 car family for most of the time we've had kids. The times we've had 2 cars I rarely ever used mine. I don't go anywhere alone with the kids (or I didn't when they were little) because it was a logistical nightmare having to get 3 toddlers buckled into their seats.
    We could really use a new car. We have a pickup truck that seats 6 but we're having baby #5 this summer bringing the family total up to 7. Not sure what we will do then but, obviously, no family trips with all 7 of us going. :(

  • GoodMomma2...
    Submitted by   at 12:36 PM on January 19, 2010

    Wow, you have a big family! I remember what it was like having three toddlers. They're teens now, lol! Yeah, no new/used car for us either. This economy really rocked our world last year, in the construction industry.

  • marievegan
    Submitted by   at 10:11 PM on January 22, 2010

    we still have our good old junker. It is great on gas and it is paid off. We always use a car until it has no hope. Then, we go to an aution and get another one.We nevr buy a car new.It looses value as soon as new drive it off the lot.

  • Izsarejman
    Submitted by   at 8:59 PM on January 23, 2010

    We have not bought a car since 2003. Our cars run fine and are paid off. We might get a bigger one in a few years.

  • oicmommy
    Submitted by   at 2:36 PM on January 25, 2010

    I'm holding out for a 4-wheel drive mini-van that seats at least 7-9 people! OK, we can't really afford a new car right now, but I can dream can't I? The perfect mom car for a mountain mama like me.

  • MomOfJandM
    Submitted by   at 12:09 PM on January 28, 2010

    Our car runs fine and is only 3 years old. I don't see how anyone thinks buying a new car (if they don't really need it) and giving themselves a new BILL is going to help their situation.

  • allgirls
    Submitted by   at 10:22 PM on February 2, 2010

    the auto industry was bailed out not us. Can not afford to buy one.

  • freakxxsho...
    Submitted by   at 12:48 PM on April 10, 2010

    I grandma just bought a brand new car 3 years ago. She hit a tree with it, and then bought another 2010 car.. It's really nice.. makes me jealous! :)

  • blueeyes18...
    Submitted by   at 5:22 PM on June 21, 2010

    I had a '96 toyota camry that ran great for years, but just recently the motor went out. It was cheaper to buy another car than to get it fixed. I have to have a vehicle and luckily I had just gotten some college refund money back. I got $3000 in refund and spent $2500 on a good used car. The rest of the money went to catching up on bills. I really needed to save that money but felt like a car was needed. This economy has really screwed us up.

  • chris13
    Submitted by   at 12:39 AM on September 10, 2010

    no choice. i had a durango rear end me at a red light. the insurance totalled out my 13 year old car

Please Login to comment on this item.