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Mar 28 13 Comments

Hi everyone,
I just got $15k budget for a CPO/used car. I am planning to buy it from a dealer. I see Hertz car sales no-haggle pricing pretty good. Which car make I should prefer for Redmond: Nissan Sentra/Honda Civic/Toyota Camry.

I will buy in Austin Texas and company will ship it to Redmond. Also, have anyone tried DCU auto insurance. What are good ways to check for best insurance in Redmond area. Thanks!

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  • VMware / Eng scarecrow
    Out of your options, Civic or Camry. But do you really want to buy a former rental car? Imagine thousands of the most inconsiderate people you can think of all driving that car before you get it. You can find good deals that aren't former rentals - and you can seriously expand what you're looking at as well.
    Mar 28 1
    • Chan Zuckerberg Initiative qymI15
      Buy from Carmax instead and get the warranty
      Mar 28
  • Snapchat aabad
    Get a Honda or a Toyota. They will cost you much less down the road in reliability
    Mar 28 1
    • Intel / R&D Riso4ever
      Honda has been going down recently in reliability these days, Toyota if you want a snooze car that will be with you forever.
      Mar 28
  • Oath / Mgmt Atinlay1
    What?
    Mar 28 0
  • GitHub d uk ebag
    The rules are pretty tight. You will end up paying the tax on the depreciated value whenever you move.
    If you live and work in WA, the you can deduct this sales tax in addition to regular sales tax exemption on your taxes.
    Mar 28 0
  • Ford / Product <-------->
    Not sure if it applies your case. But i would check the sales tax implications of buying the car in texas and moving to washington. "If you purchased a personal vehicle in another state within 90 days of moving here, you owe use tax when you register and license it." https://dor.wa.gov/get-form-or-publication/publications-subject/tax-topics/vehicles-brought-washington-out-state
    Mar 28 0
  • GitHub d uk ebag
    I bought a brand new toyota Corolla on Memorial Day for about 18k including taxes etc. Paid 3k down payment, and about 287 per month. The APR is 3.9% (from Toyota)
    Mar 28 0
  • SAP / Eng YeaNahYea
    Civic, Elantra, corolla cheap enough to buy a new car itself.
    Mar 28 0
  • Microsoft mamacita
    Get a new Elantra
    Mar 28 0
  • Google uzaname
    Do you have a family? If not Mazda Mx-5. Or Mazda 3 if you are not adventurous.
    Mar 28 0
  • Camry.

    If you are a low mileage driver, get metromile hands down. If you are a high mileage driver, look for options.

    I took an auto loan from DCU, it was pretty convenient, low rates, and they offer good service. Don't know about their insurance.
    Mar 28 0
  • Dropbox fixer17
    KIA Optima. You can get one brand new at that price.
    Mar 28 0