You would have to be in a coma to not be aware of the current economic market. No matter the field, no business has proven to be recession proof. But with every storm there is a silver lining.
In times like these we focus more so on what we need, than what we want. One thing most of us continue to need is transportation. I'm not sure of you have shopped cars lately, but it's become a bargain market out there.
New cars have some of the best buy, and lease deals available in years. Likewise the pre-owned segment has become a buyer's paradise as well. While most of us are in a hold fast position in relation to large ticket purchases, some have chosen the carpe diem, or "seize the day" strategy.
I'm not sure what the analysts and such are saying, but I say buy it if you can. Between the 2009 and 2010 model years, I have seen some of the nicest vehicles in years roll out. No matter if you are shopping for a economy car or a full-size truck, the market is abundant with great vehicles. Safety, efficiency, and design are finally coming together.
Even if the pre-owned market is more your price range, nice rides await you. While fuel economy might not be its best on a 3-5 year old car, safety and styling is. In recent years dozens of safety items and creature features have become standard on the most basic of auto makes.
So, if your ride is leaving you stranded, don't hold back the hunt for a replacement. Look long and hard for that perfect car. Chances are the right buy awaits you, and their loss is your gain!
As always, feel free to e-mail me if you have any auto-related questions. From maintenance to best buying practice, I am more than happy to answer your query.
Motor On, Lance