Originally Posted by revhigh
That's why you don't buy loaded econoboxes ...
The big-buck options have virtually zero retained value.
Most people will ALWAYS buy a new lesser equipped model rather than a used loaded model for the same price.
Most people buy a car as loaded as they can afford. If you had the dough for navi or leather or other goods, would you hold back? And I dont know about you but i'm not interested in getting rid of this car for well after its paid off, and at that point it will definitely be worth more than nothing.
Lets remember again that in the first place, cars are totally worthless investments. You will NEVER get your investment back, no matter how loaded or stripped it is, no matter what car it is, no exceptions. If your dying for retained value, put down 30-50% of the value and it will never be upside down. The only way a car is a sound investment is if you work your way up...buy a car for 2 grand, drive it for 2 years and invest maybe a grand in repairs while in that 2 year time you save up 2500. Sell it for 500, and now you have 3 grand. Repeat that process for a decade and youll have thousands in your pocket and never make payments