Richard Bucker

Opinions I wish I had heard before my first child was born

Posted at — Apr 30, 2013

It’s April 30th 2013 and so it’s car buying season. But here is the advice I wish someone had given me.buy the car do not leasebuy the car with the most accessories but not all the accessoriesget the car with the DVD entertainment system from the factoryGet the van like an Odyssey and skit the SUVHere’s why:we are way over out 15K miles our yearthere is an ROI value that is calculated based on accessories. Too many accessories and the formular degrades.The after-market DVD entertainment system is crap, not integrated into the car properly, uses RF instead of AUX, no zone control, a different warranty altogether and needs to be in working order to satisfy the lease.The van is just so much easier. It becomes a real people mover. The car seat in the SUV turns your 8¬†passenger¬†Volvo into a 3 seater. Car seats are wider than you think.sigh anyone else with a bright idea?