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TB
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2009 2:46:56 PM

When shopping for a new vehicle, I look most at:

How much it costs to buy and operate
How it feels: Comfort and Handling
How dependable it is: Reliability Record
What it has: Mechanical Options/Features
How it looks: Styling/Appearance
Seller Reputation/Location/Convenience
NA, Other or None of the above

Post your thoughts about this poll below.

[Edited by: CC at 7/22/2009 3:40:29 PM EST]
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pkhdonovan
Champion Author Maine

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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 1:37:27 AM

combination of all
dongo50
Champion Author West Virginia

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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 10:17:54 PM

price and need...
sent4456
Champion Author Toronto

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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 9:22:12 PM

Look and the price.
sonicmustang
All-Star Author Alberta

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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 1:14:29 AM

How much it costs to buy and operate
achung53
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 7:05:11 AM

How much it costs to buy and operate
s90201
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2012 7:26:46 AM

Everything
mrpolk6
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2011 8:04:34 AM

all of the above.
HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2011 8:01:44 AM

I KNOW WHAT I WANT WHEN I GO SHOPPING.
randyt58
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2011 9:01:03 PM

I dont buy new cars
Boorus
Sophomore Author Cincinnati

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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2011 2:54:48 AM

All of these things are important. Can't really single out one
googlee
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2011 4:09:42 AM

How much it costs to buy and operate
Travel1st
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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2011 8:15:37 PM

The last car I bought, I really needed a good drivers seat as I was having back problems, and that was the only reason I was looking to change cars. If I got into a car and found my back was pulled, I did not consider it an option.

I have changed to automatics since needing knee surgery.

Price and operating cost including repairs I have always considered.

I am always amazed when a sales person asks as a first question what color of vehicle I am looking for, what does that have to do with choosing a car. I just assume that I can get the car I want and decide on color after looking at what is available.
bja0030
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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2011 11:41:25 AM

what i want
777Aviator
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2011 7:36:30 AM

All the above are factors
john382
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2011 11:36:39 PM

How dependable
LXH18
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2011 9:54:07 PM

How dependable it is: Reliability Record AND how much it costs to buy and operate.
dongo50
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Message Posted: Jun 21, 2011 9:37:45 PM

need and cost.
estroh
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Message Posted: Jun 21, 2011 9:23:29 PM

How much it costs to buy and operate
mattsage
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Message Posted: Jun 2, 2011 8:37:47 AM

i buy American and preferably GM
Browndog73
Rookie Author Toronto

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Message Posted: May 24, 2011 4:58:48 AM


Wouldn't buy another new vehicle, to much B/S when going after warranty work, plus depreciates to rapidly and most are over priced.
bja0030
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Message Posted: May 23, 2011 6:48:38 PM

JUST BOUGHT A 2011 CHARGER.GOOD PRICE
bja0030
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Message Posted: May 14, 2011 7:22:02 PM

what it is going to cost
Pitbull1
Veteran Author Detroit

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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2011 9:11:43 AM

When shopping for a new vehicle, I look most at:

#1 - If the company producing it is located in the USA.
#2 - If the car is assembled in the USA.
#3 - Make sure the engine and transmission are assembled in the USA.
#4 - What is the North American Parts content
#5 - If it is assembled in Michigan.
#6 - Needs to be GM or Ford.

Support your own State, Country, and Future.

[Edited by: Pitbull1 at 4/11/2011 12:12:48 PM EST]
DB2008
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2011 7:10:50 AM

price of insurance and operating cost.
wrunner
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2011 4:15:02 PM

Dependability at an affordable price and I only look for used vehicles - 4 cyclinder 2.4 liter or less.
g747
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2010 9:55:22 AM

Price,Affordable,Fuel Economy,Reliablity,Good resell value,Warranty,Color & Equipment,Insurance Rates,Interest rates,Dealership.
SAVEITIL
Champion Author Chicago

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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2010 11:27:13 PM

How much it costs to buy and operate
janmj
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2010 5:45:54 AM

reliability record
cardjim
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2010 9:57:11 AM

price & gas mileage
HFAJR0034
Champion Author New Mexico

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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2010 4:50:16 PM

PRICE
bja0030
Champion Author New Mexico

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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2010 1:10:11 PM

good prices
fuel1971
Rookie Author San Antonio

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Message Posted: Jun 22, 2010 10:44:17 PM

What it has: Mechanical Options/Features
How it looks: Styling/Appearance
g747
Champion Author Mobile

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Message Posted: May 27, 2010 5:11:17 PM

All pertinent aspects of the vehicle;to assure me of a good choice.
bja0030
Champion Author New Mexico

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Message Posted: May 26, 2010 3:38:59 AM

price
66mustangfb
Champion Author Missouri

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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2010 3:30:50 AM

A V8
HFAJR0034
Champion Author New Mexico

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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2010 9:22:49 PM

BEST AWFER
HFAJR0034
Champion Author New Mexico

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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2010 1:36:50 PM

price and atitude of the sales person
NakedDriver
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2010 8:07:18 PM

ə i don't buy new vehicles
i buy both o price (mostly) and comfort/ability to sleep in it. ə
Lefty06
Veteran Author Rochester

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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2010 7:58:16 AM

How dependable it is: Reliability Record
BobD2009
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2010 1:50:23 AM

To me cost, style and dependability are the most important.
HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2009 1:54:22 PM

price tag
TAT36
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2009 6:00:01 AM

Cost to buy and operate, how dependable it is, warranty, Styling appearance and usability, safety, toys and buttons.
TAT36
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2009 5:18:05 AM

Economy, comfort, safety, style.
saturn96
All-Star Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2009 6:18:05 AM

when shoping for a vehicle, I buy used, and usually look at allthe answers given. mostly though it's price and style at the top.
charmer1212
Rookie Author Memphis

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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2009 7:58:20 AM

reliability,mileage and history
Paula85
Rookie Author New York

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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2009 6:39:37 PM

When shopping for a vehicle i look for the least amount of mileage and i also check
DeadMan09
Rookie Author San Antonio

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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2009 6:25:44 AM

Seller Reputation/Location/Convenience
CrackedLCD
Champion Author Alabama

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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2009 12:57:50 PM

Well, they ask what people look MOST at. It's still silly, since people tend to look at a lot of things equally.
PG
Rookie Author Los Angeles

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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2009 10:39:20 PM

What a stupid survey! Who doesn't look at ALL those items when deciding what to buy?
Giffdpos
Sophomore Author Akron

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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2009 6:21:28 PM

When it comes down to it, the only consideration that has minimal impact on my decision is "Seller Reputation/Location/Convenience". I have to weigh all the other factors in equally. I came up with my R.E.S.C.U. plan years ago when shopping for used cars and it applies equally well with new car purchases. RESCU(E) stands for RELIABILITY, ECONOMY, SAFETY, CAPACITY (in regard to number of passengers it can carry) and USEFUL-LIFE (how many more years can you expect to get out of this vehicle if properly maintained?
nkb
Champion Author Raleigh

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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2009 5:29:57 PM

Reliability, economy & comfort.
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