S.U.V.'S On Your Auto Dealer's Lot May Be Your Best Purchase Value
Terry S Vostor
19 October 2009
In this day and age of high gas prices of 2009 / 2010 an S.U.V. or luxury automotive truck product may be the best bargain and value that will ever obtain in the auto marketplace. When it comes to it all at the end of the road or highway all what counts is what is the total and final outlay and output from your pocketbook and personal or family finances. . Any good or even high end luxury S.U.V. can offer great if not tremendous value for you automotive budget outlay , when it comes to that final signature on the bottom line of the title or even auto finance form or forms. It can be summarized as having your cake and eating it as well.
People often look at gasoline prices, the cost per gallon or liter and nothing else when it comes to determining which vehicle or vehicles to consider for purchase, lease or financing. Not so and not only is it the cost of fuel. It is not only a mater of m.p.g. and nothing else. It's the sum total of your costs that counts. Gas is really only one small component of the whole mix and equation. . For a person with driving patterns and large distances to cover - as an example someone who commutes long distances every day - or workday then the cost of gasoline and miles per gallon (m.p.g.) Figures, statistics and calculations are of the most major concern. However in your case is this true? A more than discounted luxury S.U.V. or truck in 2009 / 2010 can be overall a much better if not greater deal. Again it is not only the cost of gas - be it gasoline or diesel fuel in the case of high model end diesel trucks that matters.
A more "expensive" upscale "luxury" model of the same automotive manufacturer line - be it G.M., Ford , Toyota or whatever will utilize as it components and parts higher quality and more substantive than those in the lower end of the brand range. Cheap cars and trucks often and usually do use less heavy duty and less well wearing parts and components. A higher grade more expensive pair of tires will last many more kms or miles on the road, when fitted to the same vehicle, than a more basic set. A much more durable paint job or interior upholstery fabric or fabrics may live through ordeals of punishment that would quickly ruin the appearance and presentation of the lesser end quality form. A higher end vehicle may come with standard upgrades to its line - such as rust proofing to resist Vancouver ocean salt air, or an integral built in eclectic block heater to start the vehicle easily and less harshly in the cold Fort McMurray northern Alberta Canadian wintertime. Add to that less wear and tear during cold January winter motor startups and you have a car, truck or automotive product that will start easier, run more smoothly, last longer between repairs and command a better trade in at the time of the next vehicle purchase or replacement.
It has sometimes been summarized and related in the automotive trade that Sports Utility Vehicles (SUV's) are nothing more than ordinary trucks loaded up with expensive options. While that be true consumers out to make a purchase should consider that trucks by their vary nature afford more durability if not substance than ordinary and standard cars. Go into any body collision shop. Look at the body and structural damage to any of the vehicles in for assessment, estimates and repairs. Make sure that you tread softly over any Styrofoam that has fallen onto the floor from damaged bumper components. Take time to examine the skeletons of any removed parts. It's pretty flimsy under there. Not so with trucks hence trucks loaded with options - SUVs.
Trucks are made for work and even punishment. You will find overall heavier, higher quality and components that are made for durability. You can expect mechanically as well in body components a much higher quality product that will take more punishment, last longer, perhaps be easier and more cheaply repaired simple as that. That luxury SUV discounted on your dealer's lot can be said to be a more high quality truck , than almost all cars , yet is simply that truck model loaded with tons of convenient options and upgrades for you and your families driving pleasure as well as long trouble free driving career and ownership. It's what the automobile costs you in sum total less its residual value that matters in the end not only the cost of gas. Your purchase price of that S.U.V. is subsidized so to speak either by automobile sales market conditions, the loss afforded by the previous owner or a combination of both. It can be argued that the S.U.V. you purchase today may decrease further in price. True - yet a substantial discount and depreciation mark down has been awarded to you. In addition the vehicle has already been marked down substantially. How much lower in price can it go?
There is no shortage of these SUV's on the market and marketplace. Just check your local auto traders or Craig's List on the internet. It seems that there are no shortages of Owners simply dumping products on the market for any of a variety of misinformed decision or sheer panic at projections of gas prices, and even home heating costs that they read in the media. This all may be true - yet what are they left with - less cash at sale or trade in, an econo-box variety of auto, or perhaps even the foolish decision of an underpowered engine or hybrid vehicle. Come next summer they are going to have a comundrum when it comes to towing their boats and motors up the step inclines of those rocky mountain highways - be it to Banff or the sea to sky highway to Squamish
If you want to summarize it in 2009 / 2010 a luxury S.U.V. vehicle affords both yourself and your family the best value, luxury and convenience of most any automotive product on your dealer's lot. If you do not drive a ton of miles every year - and even if you do a fair amount of those miles on highways and freeways then an S.U.V. should be high on your list of new or used vehicles to consider for your purchase. Think of that as you traverse your neighborhood auto dealer's lot, or scan the ads in your local Craiglist online, auto trader or community local newspaper.
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