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isnt buying a used car greener than buying new?

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Answer #1 | 17/12 2013 13:20
Yes it is. Not to mention the fact that properly disposing of new "hybrid" batteries and such is extremely expensive and costly to do.
Answer #2 | 17/12 2013 13:27
Buying a used car is a lot cheaper these days. The number of miles is the big thing. Lot of cars had head gasket problems or transmission problems. They are not a cheap fix. On the other hand, you can ask for the service records. If they are not available, get the Vin # and ask carfax. They can tell you what the car you are interested in has gone through. Accident, flood, ect. If your dealership says things like " this is a steal, why do you want all this stuff for ?" Leave !
Answer #3 | 17/12 2013 13:52
Comfort. Performance. Size. Appearance. Cost. Resale value. Insurance cost. Property taxes. Reliability. Those are all important considerations. Any of these could trump fuel economy. It is not all about mpg.
Answer #4 | 18/12 2013 20:05
Yes and No. You are stopping production of new Cars which Is beneficial, but you're not stopping the use of petroleum, which can be harmful to the environment.

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