JosefTheGreat

Good day Scotty! I'm planning to buy my first new car from driving an old 2002 Honda Civic SiR (EP3), I find it hard to buy parts for repairs and at this point, getting it fixed would cost me almost $3000. My question is, is it worth buying 2020 vehicle? Or should I stay away from financing?

So far I like the looks of Mazda CX-30 and I heard that they perform really well.

I also live in Alberta which is most of the time very snowy.

Thank you!!

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Jebrim
Jebrim

just get a 2016 crv theyre much cheaper than than newer ones because thats the last ones before the new generation. I wouldnt buy a new rav4 with an 8 speed because alot of people complain they ride pretty bad. 2018 rav4 and earlier are good too. Try to get it 5-6 years old so you'll save a ton on the depreciation

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JosefTheGreat
JosefTheGreat

I heard that newer CRV have bad resale value, what do you think of Mazda nowadays, specifically the 2020 CX-30? Resale wise and performance?

Thank you!

Jebrim
Jebrim

I actually work at Honda. The resale value is actually decent because newer ones are more expensive then from a few years ago. For >2017 theyre now turbo charged and some have gas dilution problems. As for Mazda, I dont know about them alot so but newer ones are better made. To be frank I've driven a 2017 cx3 trade in and it rode like shit and only had 40k km

JosefTheGreat
JosefTheGreat

That was great to hear, I was thinking about the depreciation value of the car as well, would I save lots if I buy a used car instead of brand new?

Jebrim
Jebrim

trust me you dont want to be stuck with a mazda. just go test drive a used one you'll see what I mean.

And yea its worth buying one a few years old

Here's a decent one for the year and mileage on it.

A new base model awd is going to run you 33k +hst