I need some car advice:

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  1. random3434
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    As some of you know, I was stupid :mad: enough about 5 years ago to trust :rolleyes: an old friend who sold cars into LEASING my brand new RAV4 (2006) instead of buying it. :cuckoo: <<<< (me) :redface:

    Well, now the lease will be up in March, and they want to 'sell' it to me for about $10,500-or I give it back. I've gone over the miles (about 2000 at 19 cents a mile) which I'll have to pay for, and have a crack in the windshield from some asshole dumptruck on the interstate, so I'll have to pay anywhere from $2000-2500 when I return it. :evil:


    Should I just buy the car, and try to sell it myself? (The Blue Book is $15,000) or pay the $$ and buy a new (used) car? :confused:

    What would you do?



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    Take it and flee to mexico without paying.


    (leasing?!??!?)
     
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    Can you run over your 'friend' before giving the car back?


    *Disclaimer: the above is for comedic purposes only and should not be taken for an encouragement or incitement to harm another human being.*
     
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    Yeah, you don't have to rub it in about the leasing. I feel like a fool, an idiot, and a blonde for doing that, trust me. I've beat myself over it so much already, it pisses me off to no end, and I don't get mad too often.


    IT SUCKS!
     
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    Would your insurance cover the cracked windshield?

    I dunno EZ, just take the hit and go on? Autos are not an investment they are a flush down the drain expense in any case.
     
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    For that price, I'd buy the vehicle.
     
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    EZ, you should seek proper advice:

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    See if the insurance would cover the windshield. This is why I have 'comprehensive'. Second, If you love the car, seriously consider buying it if it's worth 5k more than what they're offering for it. You can keep it another year, and trade it in then for a new one then possibly.

    I dunno. I just borked my car for good (split the engine block almost in half) so I'm having the same problem but luckilly I'm doing an even trade with the mechanic... kinda even, but it gets me in a car again fast.

    Sounds like lesson learned to me otherwise. Never lease, only buy and then trade in, in 3 years or so.
     
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    That stupit cat cannot even hold it's own cell phone. sheesh.
     
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    Well, is it OK mechanically? I mean, you're basically having to pay for another car, but keeping the one you have. If you think it'll last another 5 years, buy it.

    Or ask around to some dealers and give them the year, model, style, mileage etc and see what they would offer you theoretically as a trade in for it. If it's greater than $12,500, purchase it and use it as a trade in on a purchase (but not another lease!!).
     
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