6/02/2014

Time to Trade in My Honda Civic - Update






Back in January, I made a post about trading in my 2006 Honda Civic.  It has been a good little car.  But, I had a major repair done   This repair was replacing the ECT sensor.  Total cost was $426.00.  In eight years, that's not bad.  Considering normal maintenance, this car has been relatively inexpensive to maintain.  But, it will start costing me more as the years go by.  I also mentioned I had planned on a 2014 Jeep Cherokee.  After much consideration and debate, I have decided against the Jeep Cherokee for a number of different reasons.   I then considered many different vehicles.  From the Ford F-150 truck to the Toyota RAV4 to the Nissan Rogue, I have gone back and forth.  I decided the only car that will make me happy is the 2014 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L V6.  I am going today to take it for a test drive and make a final decision.  Now, you may be thinking, you have been at this for five months?  When it comes to a new car, I am very careful and deliberate in my thinking process.  I am also looking for the best deal.  The fact I have had stomach issues has also played a part in my time interval in choosing a new car.

I am going to a Honda dealer that has provided me a price of about $3K less than the other Honda dealers in my hometown.  Now, they may not want to give me what I want for my Honda Civic.  If they don't, then I might just go ahead and keep my Civic.  I'm not going to let someone take advantage of me.  You know the old saying, "He who has the gold, makes the rules."  A lot of car buyers seem to forget that single bit of wisdom when they go onto a lot of a dealership.  You make the rules.  If they don't give you what you want or close to what you want, then you can take your money and go elsewhere.  If I don't get what I want this time, I may just forget the whole thing. Of course, if that happens, I'll probably get the fever again once the 2015 models come out.

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