I've been riding them since 1975 bud. I got tired of handing the motor
company money for half designed bikes. I ride a 2003 Yamaha FTJ1300 now.
It's light years ahead of anything Harley will ever have.
Get real, that's like the guy that says I only buy used cars so
that the original owner get the bug out. People buy used cars
for one reason, they can't afford to buy a operate a new
vehicle. People buy little and cheap cars because they can
afford to buy and operate a bigger or more expensive vehicle,
period. We all did it when we could not afford to buy new and
we all bought new vehicles when we had the money. Anybody who
says differently may be convincing themselves but certainly
nobody else ;)
Sigmund Freud wrote:
Not true, I buy used cars and trucks that are well cared for with low
mileage. It's because I don't want to take the depreciation hit of a new
vehicle and won't keep it long enough to get the value out of it.
I how ever buy new bikes because I will keep them to get the value out of
them. Please don't generalize.
And I can afford new vehicles.
That would make sense if you were getting used vehicle with no
mileage, but you are not. The reason they deprecate is because
they have acumulated mileage. One can never know how a used
vehicle was maintained, used or abused. The fact you say you buy
used to save money shows you can not afford to spend more on your
vehicles without effecting some other portion or your lifestyle.
Ever know anybody who won the lottery or inherited some big
bucks? The first thing people buy when they come into money is a
el Diablo wrote:
It does make sense Mike. When I sell my new Chevy truck that I paid
$30,000.00 for and must take a loss of 20% after 2 years I loose $6,000.00.
I buy the same truck that is 2 years old, at a cost of $24,000.00 and drive
it 2 years then sell it for a loss of 15% I loose $3,600.00.
Makes sense to me, I drove the same truck for $2,400.00 less money, less
insurance cost as it's not new when priced. I look over vehicles very well
before buying them, and buy them from a GM dealer that I know and trust. The
salesman that I deal with will keep a look out for low mileage trade in's
after I call him and tell him what I'm looking for. I then buy the truck out
right from him and sell the 4 year old truck to the public.
Works for me.
I guess it makes sense to you but you are forgetting that your
are trading a four year old vehicle on a two year old vehicle.
Most to the time out of warranty and falling into the expensive
30k maintenance schedules. Why spend more on maintenance and
repairs when you can put the money into a new, more dependable,
vehicle? Nobody who can afford a new vehicle buys a used vehicle
to save money.
el Diablo wrote:
The problem with rental company vehicles is, unlike corporate
fleet vehicle that receive the finest of maintenance, the only
maintenance they receive is the toping off of fluids till they
can sell them at the beginning of the next model year ;)
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