@Shannon H posted:
For me it was new truck as my job is field based and I need to have reliable transportation so that I can get to wherever my destination is. Previous to this job, it was always used as my work location was always the same and was less than 10 miles from home.... worse case was needed to take the bus or get a ride if something happened to the vehicle. I make sure to always check tires, fluids and lights every week. Regular checking gives me piece of mind whether it was used or new that my trip would go smoothly. It helps to have a friend or two that is handy in case you have questions about what regular items you should be checking.
In this market, I recently purchased a new Toyota Tacoma you can check reviews at this site. Dealers are eager to work out a deal. When you take into account the incentives, I was about 8% under MSRP.
Under no circumstances would I even consider buying a used car in this market. If anything, I'd be looking to sell every used car I own in order to take full advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The last time something like this happened was with cash for clunkers.