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buying used jazz in january = better?

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Old 11-24-2008, 04:55 PM
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buying used jazz in january = better?

Im buying a 2004 or 2005 Jazz. should I wait till 2009?

my logic is this:

2005 jazz in december 2008 = perceived as 3 yr old car
2005 jazz in january 2009 = perceived as 4 yr old car

so the market price should drop significantly by 2009. Does the real world follow this logic?
 
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Old 11-24-2008, 05:18 PM
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Wouldnt make a difference I wouldnt think. When I worked at Honda we went by fiscal year which is in September I believe? 2009 are already out so do it now!
 
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Old 11-24-2008, 05:21 PM
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Originally Posted by iamgine View Post
Im buying a 2004 or 2005 Jazz. should I wait till 2009?

my logic is this:

2005 jazz in december 2008 = perceived as 3 yr old car
2005 jazz in january 2009 = perceived as 4 yr old car

so the market price should drop significantly by 2009. Does the real world follow this logic?

I assume that you don't live in Eugene, OR if you are buying a Jazz?

That being said, in my state we have the bane that is personal property tax. If you own a car on January 1st, you have to pay taxes on it at the end of the year. It gives you an incentive to wait until after the 1st to buy a car. You get a full year of depreciation before you have to pay taxes on it.
 
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Old 11-24-2008, 05:33 PM
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^used to live there, not anymore. move to another country for work. need a small car for the missy.

So it doesnt make any difference then? all righty I'll buy it this month then.
 

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