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BigMeatballDave
09-17-2012, 02:41 PM
A friend of mine is looking to buy a new car.

Looking to spend up to $30,000.

Do dealers give any discounts for paying cash?

He has his choice narrowed to 3.

Poll to follow...

BigMeatballDave
09-17-2012, 02:44 PM
I really like the Altima

Saulbadguy
09-17-2012, 02:44 PM
Altima.

BigMeatballDave
09-17-2012, 02:45 PM
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2011/04/2013-chevrolet-malibu-ltz-630.jpg

WV
09-17-2012, 02:46 PM
I'm partial to Honda's, but also like the Nissan. I will never buy a Chevy....never.

BigMeatballDave
09-17-2012, 02:46 PM
http://www.autoguide.com/gallery/gallery.php/d/545365-4/2013-Nissan-ALtima-05.JPG

redhed
09-17-2012, 02:47 PM
Put over 200k on a '99 'Bu. Very reliable.

Tytanium
09-17-2012, 02:47 PM
Why would you have a Malibu on there but not a Fusion? Ugh.

BigMeatballDave
09-17-2012, 02:48 PM
http://stwot.motortrend.com/files/2012/08/2013-Honda-Accord-Touring-sedan-front-side-view1-623x389.jpg

Bowser
09-17-2012, 02:48 PM
I drive an '09 Malibu. No complaints whatsoever.

Can't go wrong with an Altima, either.

BigMeatballDave
09-17-2012, 02:48 PM
Why would you have a Malibu on there but not a Fusion? Ugh.

Because this is what he is choosing from.

Duh.

Munson
09-17-2012, 02:48 PM
Easy choice. Go with the Altima.

Rain Man
09-17-2012, 02:49 PM
Those cars cost $30,000? I guess I'm really out of touch with car prices.

MIAdragon
09-17-2012, 02:49 PM
2012 C Class Mercedes

DJ's left nut
09-17-2012, 02:51 PM
Before he gets any of those, have him shop a Sonata.

I was going to go Maxima and/or Altima (I really liked my '07 Altima) but once I started doing the homework and test-drove a few, the Sonata absolutely smoked them.

Seriously, just have him forget that it says "Hyundai" for a moment and drive one. It took me forever to talk myself past the stigma but review after review pointed to them and when you drive it you figure out why. I had literally no interest in one at all until the evidence in favor of them just got a little to overwhelming and I gave one a shot - glad I did.

For $27K I got mine with literally every option that Hyundai offers, including the 275 HP turbo that gets over 30 MPG.

http://media.ed.edmunds-media.com/pictures/VEHICLE/2012/Hyundai/2012.hyundai.sonata.20376046-E.jpg

vailpass
09-17-2012, 02:52 PM
Which would you choose?
Chevy Malibu
Nissan Altima
Honda Accord
Gazmobile


No.

BigMeatballDave
09-17-2012, 02:55 PM
Before he gets any of those, have him shop a Sonata.

I was going to go Maxima and/or Altima (I really liked my '07 Altima) but once I started doing the homework and test-drove a few, the Sonata absolutely smoked them.

Seriously, just have him forget that it says "Hyundai" for a moment and drive one. It took me forever to talk myself past the stigma but review after review pointed to them and when you drive it you figure out why. I had literally no interest in one at all until the evidence in favor of them just got a little to overwhelming and I gave one a shot - glad I did.

For $27K I got mine with literally every option that Hyundai offers, including the 275 HP turbo that gets over 30 MPG.

http://media.ed.edmunds-media.com/pictures/VEHICLE/2012/Hyundai/2012.hyundai.sonata.20376046-E.jpgYep. I told him to look at Hyundai and Volkswagon, too.
Didn't seem interested.

BigMeatballDave
09-17-2012, 02:57 PM
Those cars cost $30,000? I guess I'm really out of touch with car prices.

Well, these 3 models start around 22k.

He's going to add several items.

DJ's left nut
09-17-2012, 03:00 PM
Yep. I told him to look at Hyundai and Volkswagon, too.
Didn't seem interested.

The problem I ran into w/ the VW was the maintenance cost. Their 2.0 liter turbo required 91 octane gas and synthetic oil. The maintenance costs are higher on the VW as well. And to get a CC (the only VW I really liked and the car that came in 2nd when all was said and done) was another $5K or so for the leather appointed one.

VW is just too proud of their cars right now and the cost to own is pretty damn stout. You could get a Passat and close the gap...but why?

Eh, his loss. If he gives one a legitimate shot, I think he'll really be happy with it.

Rain Man
09-17-2012, 03:06 PM
Before he gets any of those, have him shop a Sonata.



I gotta say, the Hyundais that I've had as rental cars seemed very impressive.

mikeyis4dcats.
09-17-2012, 03:07 PM
second the Sonata and Fusion.

Dayze
09-17-2012, 03:08 PM
my parents have a fully loaded Tarus...and it is bad A. I like that Sonata though.

BigMeatballDave
09-17-2012, 03:09 PM
Eh, his loss. If he gives one a legitimate shot, I think he'll really be happy with it.The 2013 Elantra is very nice, too.

jjjayb
09-17-2012, 04:15 PM
Do your buddy a favor and have him check out the all new 2013 Fusion. It starts hitting showrooms in about a week or two.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-5jqU3ZI5vrY/T6a1T_3ioFI/AAAAAAAAAZQ/T5RIT2kDjOQ/s1600/2013+ford+fusion.jpg

And of course, I know where he could get a great deal......:D

DJ's left nut
09-17-2012, 04:18 PM
Do your buddy a favor and have him check out the all new 2013 Fusion. It starts hitting showrooms in about a week or two.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-5jqU3ZI5vrY/T6a1T_3ioFI/AAAAAAAAAZQ/T5RIT2kDjOQ/s1600/2013+ford+fusion.jpg

Depending on the reviews and a test drive, that's likely what I'll replace the Sonata with.

I absolutely love that Aston Martin look they did with it.

We'll see if it's a good car, but I think its an incredibly good looking one.

jjjayb
09-17-2012, 04:19 PM
Depending on the reviews and a test drive, that's likely what I'll replace the Sonata with.

I absolutely love that Aston Martin look they did with it.

We'll see if it's a good car, but I think its an incredibly good looking one.

If you're in the K.C. area, make sure you hit me up for a no nonsense approach to buying a Ford.

MIAdragon
09-17-2012, 04:33 PM
If you're in the K.C. area, make sure you hit me up for a no nonsense approach to buying a Ford.

Any cheap GT500's?

jd1020
09-17-2012, 04:38 PM
A friend of mine is looking to buy a new car.

Looking to spend up to $30,000.

Do dealers give any discounts for paying cash?

He has his choice narrowed to 3.

Poll to follow...

I've never worked at a dealer, but I've read that it's not always a good idea to mention that you're paying cash. Simply because the dealership is not going to bank on the interest.

BigMeatballDave
09-17-2012, 05:09 PM
Do your buddy a favor and have him check out the all new 2013 Fusion. It starts hitting showrooms in about a week or two.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-5jqU3ZI5vrY/T6a1T_3ioFI/AAAAAAAAAZQ/T5RIT2kDjOQ/s1600/2013+ford+fusion.jpg

And of course, I know where he could get a great deal......:D

Thats pretty sweet.

He lives in Cincinnati, sorry. :)

R8RFAN
09-17-2012, 06:43 PM
If I were gonna buy a new one I think it would be that Sonata