i really don't understand the draw to new cars. I wouldn't by one if i was filthy rich. The price of even a one year old car is dramatically lower, and so what if someone drove it 10k.
What you buy when you buy a new car:
Availability of new, dependable replacement parts from authorized dealers
A car that is better handling and more comfortable because nothing has worn out yet
A warrenty to cover you if something breaks
People who are trained to service the car if it breaks
And finally, recourse if things don't go right.
You don't buy new cars...neither do I. My father only bought one in his life (a '73 Mazda RX2-probably not the best choice for one's only new car). You are capable and willing to do your own car work. So am I. But most people are neither, and have no inclination to become either. That's OK. I'm not the greatest butcher, banker, barber, bartender or dentist. And have no inclination to become any of those.
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