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Old 09-16-2012, 08:57 AM   #31
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Lol @ people who think the Focus and any other car on sale today for the most part is an investment.

Cars like the LMP1 Ford GT are investments, hell the modern Ford GT is an investment. 69 Boss 302. Ferrari GTO. Such cars that are rare and will fetch massive dollars at auctions either now or in a few decades.

But a Focus?

Hah!

Any car starts dropping value the minute you take it off the lot. My cousins BMW 535 was worth 35k when he got it. He'd be lucky to get 18 for it today.

You take more of a hit on trade ins... You stand to make a few grand more when selling privately.

I have never bought a car thinking about how much I'll be able to sell it in 5 years. That's such an ass backwards way of buying a car.

I buy what's best in value and if it just so happens to have good value retention that's awesome, if not who cares. I'm not buying a car on the Basis that I need to make as much money when I sell it later. I'm buying it to get as much out of it while I own it, I don't care what people will say come selling or trading time. Otherwise I'd never enjoy my car cause I'm too worried about resale value.
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:00 AM   #32
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The only Focus that would be considered an "Investment" would be a 2011 RS500 if you were very very lucky to find one cheap and able to get it shipped here.
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The only Focus that would be considered an "Investment" would be a 2011 RS500 if you were very very lucky to find one cheap and able to get it shipped here.
Only 45k, and all the tens of thousands in import fees and permits required to keep one here and registered so the DoT doesn't impound it.

I've read of one man who did it, but only because he already had work permits to bring it in through Mexico.

We can dream that they being the RS here this time
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Only 45k, and all the tens of thousands in import fees and permits required to keep one here and registered so the DoT doesn't impound it.

I've read of one man who did it, but only because he already had work permits to bring it in through Mexico.

We can dream that they being the RS here this time
ok ,
So what part of " if you were very very lucky to find one cheap and able to get it shipped here" ,you didn't understand?
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ok ,
So what part of " if you were very very lucky to find one cheap and able to get it shipped here" ,you didn't understand?
I was highlighting how hard it is, even if you find a 'cheap' one from Europe.

Import laws in the US are 25 year limit, and even then the costs associated to try and bring one right away would put it out of the reach for All but the rich among us.

What's with the personal attacks? I expanded onto your post and added to the discussion...
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Just looked up my 2012, KBB says trade in is $18,485 (which I would probably never get) and private party is $21,240. Picked it up on 8/01/12 and paid $23,299.
Not as bad as I would have thought.
But, I would only lose that difference in value if I get rid of it.
From a financial standpoint cars are an expense. They cost money to own and they decrease in value.
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Wait you bought a new car and want it to hold value??? I remember in high school an economics teacher a saying a new car loses 25% value the minute you drive it off the lot. Also makes sense the the kbb goes down per month, is it not getting older, more on the road and replaced with a new model year?
You can't keep value on a mass produced car. You need to by a limited edition car to have it hold a decent resale value and at that point your would prob pay extra for it over the money you would save buying the regular ole model.
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Old 09-16-2012, 10:45 AM   #39
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I will be careful with what I say to not get kicked out of here because you got a beef against me.You've been following me around for at least 6 or 7 threads.After what happened on the "Just drove a ST" yesterday,I thought you would have got the hint and back off for a little bit.No ,you popped back on the same thread adding a snappy comment pretending you had nothing to do with it, and then you appear on this one doing the same BS again.

I hope a moderator is reading this, and infractions will be given.I can take some parts of the blame for some early comments I made, but I will not take the fall for everything because one or two guys want me kicked out of here because I'm not in the "Focus family" anymore!
You derailed the thread again. Instead of agreeing or disagreeing with me with respect to the post that I made and furthering the discussion, you decided to start the attacks. Not me.

You are the one who starts this. You could've ignored my comment, expanded upon it, or logically disagreed. But you CHOSE to attack and derail, and that's all I'll say about that.

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Just looked up my 2012, KBB says trade in is $18,485 (which I would probably never get) and private party is $21,240. Picked it up on 8/01/12 and paid $23,299.
Not as bad as I would have thought.
But, I would only lose that difference in value if I get rid of it.
From a financial standpoint cars are an expense. They cost money to own and they decrease in value.
Yea the sad things is new cars tend to drop quick anyways, during the winter months their prices drop even more and it sort of rebounds during summer.

The perils of dealing with a new car and wanting to sell it right away, you might stare down significant depreciation.

The only way to really walk away with all your money would be perhaps to have GAP insurance and total your car, not that I recommend such a thing.




And for those curious on how to get a Focus that will hold its value, take a read through this. And scrabble together all the pesos you can find to obtain one.

http://jalopnik.com/5535150/2010-for...first-us-drive
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My last car I owned 13 years. paid $22,600 for it back in 1998.
Sold it for $800 to a friend.
Value? Yeah, it was a LOT of fun to drive.
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