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Hello

Currently, I live in New York City and I'm looking for used cars to new cars to buy HR-V.

1. Based on the current OTD price, is it possible to purchase less than 30K? It doesn't matter which model it is.

2. I'm planning to buy it in New York. Do you have any dealers to recommend?

3. If you buy a used car, you will buy less than 25K and a new car about 30K, which one would be a wiser choice?

I look forward to your opinions. :)
 

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Rule No. 1. Before you buy from ANY dealer, talk to people about their reputation. Only Congress has a reputation worse than a used car dealer. If you can, buy from an individual. I've bought cars and motorcycles and trucks from individuals via locality, newspaper ads, Craigslist and eBay.

Rule No. 2. All cars start depreciating the minute you buy them. In my opinion - I've been buying new and used cars for over 50 years - the best buy is a used model with a good reputation for reliability and quality and has a good history. Find one with a CarFax and service history or if you are looking at a dealer, some kind of warranty. Go online to check for TSB's. The biggest problems now with new cars is the electronics. I was in a shop yesterday and one of the mechanics had the entire engine out because of an electronic gremlin. If you can, talk to some mechanics about their experiences with models you are interested in. Oh yeah, if it is a used car, "city miles" are far worse than "highway miles".

Rule No. 3. Do not be in a hurry and "impulse buy". Been there and done that and regretted every minute. Possible money pit. Sleep on it before you buy it. Do NOT let the paint or "bells and whistles" on the car inflence you. If you're broken done on the side of the road, all that bling won't get you home.

Rule No. 4. Know in advance who will be doing the service and repairs. I've stayed with my local Honda dealer for over 30 years because they've taken good care of me in sales (new and used) and service (I'm friends with all of the mechanics). This is not to say that all Honda dealers are like that. I'm lucky that I live in a rural area where the dealerships rely on repeat sales and good reputations.

My personal opinion is that the newest cars are declining in quality each year. I'm partial to Honda and Toyota but there are some models in them that I would not touch.
Stay away from the new turbo engines with direct gas injection and super high pressure fuel pumps. Excellent power and gas mileage but short life spans.

This is just a tip of the iceberg of what you need to know. Good luck.
 

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Use truecar.com. You'll find that you can totally get a brand new HRV OTD for less that 30K. That website will actually show you the actual price people have paid for that car in your area recently, if you make an account which is free. You can also contact the dealers through that website and lock in the lowest price without ever having to haggle with a salesman.

As for dealers, use dealerater.com. Great site which people give ratings and reviews on dealers nationwide.
 
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