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Old 10-02-2012, 02:23 PM   #11
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Forget KBB numbers ... the only way to tell what your car is worth is to actually sit down and SERIOUSLY negotiate for the new car. Where dealers start at means nothing ... where dealers END at and the out-money is all that matters.

Of course ... if you're so far upside down that you can never get out that's another matter. Learn to live with the car you have or go even FURTHER upside down by financing your negative equity into the new car. Not exactly a good financial idea, but a lot of people do it.

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Old 10-02-2012, 02:28 PM   #12
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Too much negative equity won't be allowed to be financed most likely. My VW will be the first car (out of many) I'll have paid off. The ST is sooooo tempting. I know what my VW is capable of. I would most likely be one to get some speeding tickets in an ST. That in turn will jack the insurance up even more.

But there are two on the dealers lot close to me finally...
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:38 PM   #13
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Too much negative equity won't be allowed to be financed most likely.
True. I have a bunch of money in the bank that I've been saving over the past year, but I'd rather keep my rainy day funds than get a new car (that might also be plagued with issues).

I bought a 125k mile warranty, I'm going to use it.
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True. I have a bunch of money in the bank that I've been saving over the past year, but I'd rather keep my rainy day funds than get a new car (that might also be plagued with issues).

I bought a 125k mile warranty, I'm going to use it.
You can only use it if they will acknowledge the issues and repair them...
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$1500 is not alot in negative equity.
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the car accelerates like crazy sounds great...
The next time you visit your dealer, try a Mustang GT.
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My dealer as the exact ST that i want, but said they wouldn't sell it for under 5,000 over sticker because they want people to order them and keep that one for publicity, I told them to shove it.
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You can only use it if they will acknowledge the issues and repair them...
Well, of course.

I'm going to drive this car until the clutch falls apart (under warranty). They can't deny there is a problem when the car stops moving and they can't say negligence because I have proof that I've complained to the dealer... repeatedly.
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Well, of course.

I'm going to drive this car until the clutch falls apart (under warranty). They can't deny there is a problem when the car stops moving and they can't say negligence because I have proof that I've complained to the dealer... repeatedly.
Well good luck. I've had no luck so far in getting pretty much anything repaired minus the badge so far.
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My dealer as the exact ST that i want, but said they wouldn't sell it for under 5,000 over sticker because they want people to order them and keep that one for publicity, I told them to shove it.
So...order one!
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