BeneIRA wrote: ↑Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:41 am
This didn't play out in my case. I know this is the standard advice, but in my case, I was able to get the a 2013-2016 model year Civic ( last generation's) when the 2017 redesign came out. A new LX, the cheapest model, was going for around $18,000. I got a low mileage model off of a 3-year lease for $10,750. Sure, I negotiated that down, but I figured I would negotiate the same discount on a new one, too. That was quite a savings over a new one. My spouse and I are very happy we went with this one as opposed to a new one. Additionally, in my state, property tax is taken on cars. The property tax on the new Civic was several hundred higher than my uses one.
Caveat with the "don't buy 2-3 year old Civic/Corolla" advice: If you are buying a previous generation, it might be worth it.
That's a good point.... There was a BH poster whom I was in contact with that found a dealer selling the '17 Camry LE/SE's for around $17k before TTL. Of course, this was right when the completely redesigned and all-new '18 Camry's were hitting the lot, and Toyota went bonkers on '17 Camry incentives.
It was a hard pass for me... IDK... maybe I should have picked up the '17.
So yeah, if you're looking at a new car and the next MY is a new design or build, you can absolutely snag good deals on the outgoing generation.