Originally Posted by kam327
But your posts indicated your strong opinion that everyone should be buying lesser equipped larger cars than highly equipped smaller cars.
Actually what I'm saying is that the smartest thing to do is to buy the size car you need ... equipped REASONABLY ... neither stripped .... nor loaded.
Do we REALLY need cars that tell us we're out of our lane ?
Do we REALLY need cars that park themselves ?
Do we REALLY need cars whose speed controls use radar to work ?
Do we REALLY need cars that let us look at a TV screen instead of looking in a mirror or out the back window ?
If the answer for you (not you specifically kam) is yes ... then buy them and live with the consequences of crushing depreciation.
My car was $16,500 ... it has a sunroof, mag wheels, it's a great color, it has lots of power options, it DOESN'T have a transmission that has tons of problems, and it DOESN'T have an 'infotainment' system that locks up, needs constant updates, reboots without warning, and has a crappy nav system to boot. It's a pretty nice car, and if I needed to sell it right now I could probably get pretty good money for it .... especially since Ford changed all the option packages around for 2013 so that the same car would be thousands more if equipped the same way today.