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Should I buy a used Honda Odyssey?
My first question is what to buy. Before reading through the threads I thought we would be buying in the range of a 2003, 50K miles EXL, spending 15-20K. But I have read a lot about how much better the 2005 and newer are. Should I figure out a way to afford an 05 or newer? (not even sure if this is possible!) I am now worried that an older used isn't a good purchase.
My second questions is will the prices get better after the sale, or should we try to wait until later in the year? We could hold off until Oct/Nov/Dec if we thought there was some big deal to be had. I see that people are now getting nice EXLs just under 30K OTD. Could it get any cheaper?
And my last question is about trade ins. Yes, everyone says not to trade in your car but not doing so is really inconvienent. We only have one car and 2 little kids. I can have the car detailed and pull the car seats but it will be a pain the butt. Well, more so than normal I think. Plus we will have to rent a car to car shop, which sucks. Is it even possible to get a somewhat fair offer on my trade in? (2001 subaru forester S with 50K miles if it matters).
We plan on driving this car into the ground and only put about 8K miles a year on a car.I think that is it. We don't care so much about the dvd player, but I must have the power doors and leather. The rest I don't care so much about. And we are in Seattle.
Whew! I appreciate that you read this and any thoughts, insight or experience you can share would be greatly appreciated.