Join Date: May 2011
Location: Guthrie, Oklahoma 73044
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I traded my 94 Vette in on a 2010 LX (A/C, Sat, BT, CC, auto, 18K miles). They wanted $15500. My credit is not good, (a 560.) The dealership gave me $5500 for my trade, and got me financing at 18% over 61mos. OUCH! My payments are $280/mo (so my $15,500 car is now $22,580). Now if you're smart, you DON'T pay it out. Make all of your payments on time, and keep it a year, 2 max. (get rid of it b4 factory warranty runs out. 60K mi if its used, 100K mi if you're the 1st owner). I already have positive equity in it, so I can sell it at any time and still have a few grand in my pocket. Run it up to 50K or so miles, and sell it, or trade it in on a Koupe. (this is what I'm doing). This way your credit gets a nice bump up, which will get you a lower interest rate next go around. Plus when you go to sell it, you get to add that it has an existing factory warranty. You will get more $$ out if it this way. My dealership also gave me a free 3/36K routine service package. (fluid exchanges, filters, tire rotation & balancing) I tried to get a Koupe, they told me I could only get the LX. Still a nice car, and way more options than my 94 Vette.
2010 Forte Koup EX 17K miles - My DD
2010 Forte LX Sedan 22K miles - Traded for the EX Koup
1994 Corvette 147K miles - Traded for the Forte Sedan
Last edited by FORTE=CIVIC_KILLER; 05-09-2011 at 08:57 PM.