Is it because of warranty?
Is it peer pressure?
Is it because they want a car payment for the rest of their lives?
I don't get it... I get a used vehicle (typically suburban) and keep it for years!
I look the vehicle over, and let it sell itself... If it's been treated rough, I pass it by.
I've seen so many people abuse their possessions in a very short amount of time... It's like they're disposable to them.
This is my 05 2wd suburban... 212,000 miles... Every option available, leather, sunroof, rear entertainment, 4 captain's chairs, heated seats,mirrors, extendable foot pedals.... Everything a Danali has, without the Danali badge.
Bought it in 2012 with 146,000 miles, it came from Texas, and it did not look mistreated.... Looked like the "little old lady" kept it in the garage.
Lot of people think suburban, and they think gas hog... I get 18mpg, can haul 7 people and a console television and the dual a/c blows 42°.
Look how many Chevrolet pickups are out there!
My only downside is I have to use a utility trailer if I want to haul something....
But, try to load and unload a side by side refrigerator, or a washer/dryer in the back of a pickup... By yourself!
No, it's not the sexiest suburban out there.... But it was $75,000 cheaper too!
I just don't get it! And I realize new vehicle sales stimulate the economy... So where's my stimulation??? I sure ain't feelin' it!