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if i were buying a car to drive for fifteen years, i'd buy new. here's why.

you can get exactly what you want. if you're going to look at it, drive it, use it for that long, then dont compromise on anything. unless you really dont care about color, or exact options, or you have no interest in anything but automatic transmission. or unless you get very lucky.

i would skip the auction given the kinds of cars you are looking for. a chevy dealer probably cant get into the "closed" factory sales. that is where toyota and audi and honda and bmw sell their own off-lease vehicles. so that is a big chunk of where high-quality late model stuff comes from that he may not be able to access at all. or maybe he can. trying is free, right?

my choices, in order, would be


wouldnt consider the audi-im not as bad as duck when it comes to vw, but they scare me too.

good luck
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