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Buyers Remorse

rhathawayrhathaway Posts: 3
edited November 2015 in Nissan
Bought a new 2015 Nissan Xterra S with X Option Package, love to drive the vehicle, I like the perceived ruggedness of how it handles. I wanted a body on frame, but the cost of ownership and the potential resale value have me concerned. Don't get me wrong, I don't hate the vehicle, I just don't know if it was a good choice. We had a situation where my wife and I of 50 years had to purchase two vehicles that were lost in a garage fire. I bought her a Subaru Outback Premium we both love it, and I had a 4Runner 2006, but I didn't care for the new 4Runners very cushy feel. I have never owned a Nissan before and am thinking of trading it in with less than 800 miles on it for something else? I know I will take a hit in depreciation and taxes, but should I stick with it or should I look for something that is perhaps more eco friendly. We do love the outdoors and want to get back into camping and canoeing, and mountain biking. The fuel efficiency of the Nissan is no worse than my 2006 4runner. Looking for suggestions, affirmation that I made a good decision, pitiful isn't it?, the Subaru Crosstrek XV looks great but there is not much room in it. Any and all thoughts are welcome to help get me out of this rut and just accept my decision and move forward to enjoying it. Are there any options I am missing in what to do. What is the smart thing to do and if it a different vehicle can be justified, what would it be? Your timely response is appreciated as it currently has less than 800 miles on it and if I am going to do anything I would want to do it before I hit 1000.


  • steverstever Posts: 52,462
    Buyer's remorse is perfectly normal.

    I don't know that you'd take that much more of a depreciation hit under 1,000 miles vs. say, 5,000 miles. It'll be a bit painful either way.

    Plenty of people have changed their mind early in the ownership experience - some dealers will work with you to get you into a different car with as minimal pain as possible while others won't make it economically worthwhile. Doesn't cost anything to ask.

    Can't beat a minivan for camping and canoeing.

    If you hate minivans, well, you made the right decision. :)

    We sure did a lot of boating and camping in our '97 Outback, but only a minivan lets you carry your bikes inside.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 128,430
    Just keep it.. I have buyer's remorse on every single vehicle.

    Time heals all wounds.

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  • carboy21carboy21 Posts: 760
    edited November 2015
    Highly amusing that you are worried about cost of ownership and resale value of the SUV so early in its life.

    You have 3 years warranty and any SUV will depreciate like a rock at resale. So whats your beef ?
  • Have you sold your vehicle? Are you still looking to sell it?
  • steverstever Posts: 52,462
    Try a PM - we aren't set up for buying and selling on the forum. Thanks.
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