SXRguyinMA
sportrider125841
10/14/19
5:55 PM
3

I have a 20 year old base model Ford F150.  It was literally the cheapest truck on the lot and cost us $22K in 2000.  You can barely buy a decent used truck for that now.

10/14/19
5:41 PM
3

That is because you are one of the already wealthy profiteering assholes who they deliberately excluded, because you are a profiteering asshole. Read more

10/14/19
5:07 PM
1

I agree. I also wonder if airbags are too dangerous for half the population (including a huge percentage of women) then why do we have them? 140-150 pounds and five feet? I wasn’t big enough to sit in the front seat until I was thirty.

10/14/19
4:34 PM
4

I’m all for child safety, but I have a hard time reconciling keeping a kid in the backseat until they’re 13 and then expecting them to be mature enough just three years later to drive that same car. I have no answer to this conundrum. Do we increase the driving age to 18? Do we rethink front seat safety to protect Read more

10/14/19
3:36 PM
1

From the AAP: “In vehicles with only a single row of seats, such as compact pickup trucks, the frontal air bag can be deactivated, or an on-off switch can be installed, to prevent its deployment in the event of a crash, thus allowing either the installation of a CSS (car seat) in the front seat or the ability of a Read more

10/14/19
2:24 PM
10

yea not sure why write this article and not even give an example of how to actually remove these. But HOW are these passing the Google Play Store!!!???!

10/14/19
1:47 PM
3

Yep. Cars made a huge jump in reliability from the mid-2000's to now. 70-80K miles used to be the “I need a new car” point. Now cars are making 200K miles without much more than oil changes and minor repairs.

I have a 2006 Scion xA for example with 170K miles on it. Other than tires, brakes, a battery, and an Read more

10/14/19
1:43 PM
9

Nah, advertise it in San Francisco as a future classic rare car investment and price it at over a hundred grand; some clueless lunatic techbro is bound to snap it up.

10/14/19
12:42 PM
96

My ex-wife hated casual-dining places not because the food was reheated or any of that but because “if we’re gonna eat fast food, let’s just go to Del Taco and pay fast food prices instead of spending $40.”

10/14/19
12:24 PM
3

I was going to comment something very similar. We are are a point that is moving every day of “highest average new car transaction point ever”. In 10 years used car prices will be higher than they are today due to selling price and inflation, sorry but this isn’t a big deal in my book. Yea 75% sounds scary, but if we Read more

10/14/19
11:48 AM
1

Well presented? They didn’t wash it, and the leather looks like it has never been cleaned or conditioned. 

10/14/19
11:11 AM
27

Used cars in 2019 are far better quality and more equipped than those of 2009. Take a 6 year old car that is readily available on the lots of the time periods and compare 2013 to 2003. 2013 Jeep Cherokee TrailHawk with 271 hp V6, fully off road capable (locking diff), 8.4" touch screen and more. Compared to a 2003 Read more

10/14/19
10:59 AM
134

C4C has zero impact what-so-ever on the used car market. Anyone who thinks it did is just drinking koolaid and has never actually looked at the situation.
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10/14/19
10:57 AM
27

Also not indicated: The prices on literally anything than required a loan were way lower in 2010 simply because banks weren’t loaning money. Read more

10/14/19
10:55 AM
27

This. It used to be that people dumped cars at or just past the 100K mark. My daily is sitting at 203,574 as of this mornings commute, and is one I picked up used with 200k on the clock. Read more

10/14/19
10:53 AM
42

It had a pretty significant and well-studied impact on the market, but more on the low end. Prior to the program you could get a running and driving vehicle in decent shape for $1-3k pretty easily. A ton of those went away and the bottom end of the market sort of disappeared and has yet to fully recover to where it Read more

10/14/19
10:37 AM
91

People are also keeping their vehicles longer, because the cost of the new ones have gotten so freaking high. I'm still driving my 13 year old truck, because a new one is going to cost me literally double what this one cost me when it was new.

10/13/19
10:21 PM
6

lifehacker does life hacks now?