Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2005 17:45:10 GMT From: "James Sweet" <jamessweetnospamail.com> Subject: Re: I'm very tempted.
> This is a quite sad side-effect of the current attitudes to second hand > cars in the UK. Let me elaborate. > > First off, used car prices are low - really low. You can pick up really > nice, well-running cars, with new MOTs (that's a roadworthyness > certificate) for only a few hundred pounds. You can buy most 2-3 year > old cars at 40-50% their initial sale price. > Which makes me wonder even further, if used cars in good condition are *so* cheap why does *anyone* buy a brand new one? A 2 year old car is practically brand new, whenever I see someone with a brand new car I think "sucker" they just threw away a few grand driving it off the lot. It's one thing if a person has more money than they know what to do with but half the time they can just barely manage the monthly payments.