The average sales price of new vehicles sold in May was...

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  1. monwobobbo

    monwobobbo Member

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    155K on my 2012 Ford Focus. need it to last a few more years. never bought a new car in my life.
     
  2. sixstring531

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    134k on my 05 Nissan Titan and almost 170k on the wife’s 07 Odyssey. We put almost 100k on the Honda and I’m currently looking to sell while it’s in great shape. (everything works!) We’d like to get something with considerably less miles and either AWD or 4WD. She does a lot of home health (Pediatric Physical Therapist) in rural communities, and needs something with a little more ground clearance. Let’s just say I’ve had to repair the bottom plastic shielding one too many times!

    We both have good jobs, but are frugal - especially when it comes to depreciating assets, and want to spend less than $20k. So, what am I looking at? (Glad you asked!) Being a data and research whore, I am really thinking our best bang for the buck is going to be a 2016-2018 Kia Sorento. They have the 100K mile/10 year warranty and we can climb into the Sorento or Sedona (another van, defeats the ground clearance thing) with 40-60k miles in the $15-$18k range.

    From what I’ve been reading, Kia and Hyundai are getting up there with the likes of Toyota/Honda/Nissan/Subaru when it comes to reliability.
     
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  3. EarleG

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    A lot of that is from pickup truck sales.
     
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  4. Peteyvee

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    What states? That's a felony in California...
     
  5. MrSteve

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    Only on TGP is a 120k salary lower middle class.
     
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  6. hellbender

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    37k is not a lot to spend on a car. For most it’s the next to bottom rung of most new car purchases. What you think about that figure is dependent on the amount you have to spend on a vehicle. Income inequality is real.
     
  7. michael razor

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    No ****!! :rolleyes:
     
  8. neastguy

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    this is why I just bought a honda civic.. around 22k out the door. cheaper than the car I bought 11 years ago.. and I actually really dig the car... I'm glad I never got into wanting expensive cars....
     
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    Some people drive a 50k car to a 50k a year job.
    I am not sure if they would have happened years ago.
     
  10. forum_crawler

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    Civics are nice cars, but all vehicles are expensive nowadays.
    A CR-V will go for over $40K *before* taxes fully loaded.

    Everything is more expensive nowadays.
     
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  11. Dr. Jimmy

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    I just picked up a new Civic hatchback (sweet ride with some useful bells and whistles) in May for a tad over $24k. Given their track record, I plan to own it for quite some time and get my money’s worth out of it.....
     
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  12. Tiboy

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    I put more miles on my bicycles than my car. So that’s where my transportation dollars go.
     
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  13. zekmoe

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    TGP, where everyone has a wall of R9s, Klons and several hand wired amps, and buys feeder cars with claims of being frugal.
     
  14. Chippertheripper

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    Excessive debt is the American way.
     
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  15. Snail

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    I thought maybe he meant combined household income.
     
  16. Totally Bored

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    Wow $37k :omg

    That’s how much I paid for my 16 Mustang GT. Most exspensive car I ever bought. It’s such a depreciation tho. Car is almost 3 years old and it’s worth half that now I’m quessing but ...

    It’s still a lot of fun. :aok

    [​IMG]
     
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  17. Papanate

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    No only in the real world is $120K lower middle class. If a family wants to save for retirement + buy a house + buy a car or two + have a vacation or two + Save for College + do all the expensive things like repairs and maintenance of their houses and cars + plus have any kind of savings that will allow them to survive in this volatile economy - $120K is on the lower end of survival. Plenty of people can get by on less - but not meet all
    the needs in their life.
     
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    My 2001 Saturn doesn't sound so bad now does it. Lol still have less then $2000 in it and pretty sure I'll still be using it when I'm 65.
     
  19. General_Specific

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    So many of our peers are living beyond their means. Bigger houses. New cars.

    The wife and I opted out. We live well, but sensibly. Don't need a McMansion.

    I currently drive a company car, but for when I don't I will buy a used Honda Accord and drive it forever.

    My daughter is still driving my then-used 04 Accord.
     
  20. Dr. Tweedbucket

    Dr. Tweedbucket Deluxe model available !!!11

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    Full size = Big, gas sucking and Fat taking up all of their lane and 30% of yours.

    Thoughts on driving with 16 what? Bowling balls, machine guns, tune up kits? what??? :waiting
     

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