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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
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combination of all
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dongo50
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price and need...
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sent4456
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 9:22:12 PM

Look and the price.
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How much it costs to buy and operate
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How much it costs to buy and operate
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Everything
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mrpolk6
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2011 8:04:34 AM

all of the above.
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HFAJR0034
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I KNOW WHAT I WANT WHEN I GO SHOPPING.
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randyt58
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I dont buy new cars
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Boorus
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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
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googlee
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2011 4:09:42 AM

How much it costs to buy and operate
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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.
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what i want
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777Aviator
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All the above are factors
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john382
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How dependable
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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.
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Message Posted: Jun 21, 2011 9:37:45 PM

need and cost.
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How much it costs to buy and operate
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i buy American and preferably GM
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Browndog73
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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.
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bja0030
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JUST BOUGHT A 2011 CHARGER.GOOD PRICE
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what it is going to cost
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Pitbull1
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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]
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2011 7:10:50 AM

price of insurance and operating cost.
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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.
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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.
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How much it costs to buy and operate
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reliability record
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2010 9:57:11 AM

price & gas mileage
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2010 4:50:16 PM

PRICE
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good prices
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fuel1971
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Message Posted: Jun 22, 2010 10:44:17 PM

What it has: Mechanical Options/Features
How it looks: Styling/Appearance
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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.
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bja0030
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price
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2010 3:30:50 AM

A V8
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2010 9:22:49 PM

BEST AWFER
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HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2010 1:36:50 PM

price and atitude of the sales person
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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
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2010 7:58:16 AM

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

To me cost, style and dependability are the most important.
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HFAJR0034
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price tag
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TAT36
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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.
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TAT36
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2009 5:18:05 AM

Economy, comfort, safety, style.
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saturn96
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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.
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2009 7:58:20 AM

reliability,mileage and history
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Paula85
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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
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DeadMan09
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2009 6:25:44 AM

Seller Reputation/Location/Convenience
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CrackedLCD
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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.
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PG
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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?
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Giffdpos
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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?
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