Out of Control
Join Date: May 2008
location: Dallas Texas
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I'm a firm believer in buying a new car and keeping it for at least ten years. However, the rapid advances in technology may change my mind. Although the Honda Sensing features will help prevent an accident, they are still an early attempt to protect us from the limitations of our mental perceptions from our senses by using cameras and radar to fill in when our brains are distracted. Driving your current car defensively by keeping a minimum of three seconds following distance the car in front of you, slowing down in inclement weather, driving within the speed limit, driving like a little old lady,as opposed to aggressively and putting distance between your car and anyone driving erratically should keep you safe. In the event all those safe driving tips fail the antilock brakes, crumple zones and airbags should keep you alive and whole.
My advice is to keep you current car until the mid cycle refresh which may introduce even more safety and technology features. In three more years your car will lose less value than it did during the first three and that might be a more economically beneficial time to trade in your car. If you are going to finance the new car you may want to trade now because of the historic low interest rates. Under the current U.S. government interest rates can only go one way, up.
2013 Accord Coupe EX-L San Marino Red
2015 CR-V EX Urban Titanium Metallic
2007 Fit Sport Silver 65,000 miles and going strong.
Previous Honda: 2000 Accord Coupe, 1994 Accord Wagon Red, 1988 Prelude White 5 speed manual, 1981 Accord 4 Door Ivory 5 speed manual
Previous Cars before Honda: 73 Mazda RX2 manual, 63 VW Bug manual, 63 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spyder manual, 70 Toyota Crown manual, 59 Vauxhall Victor manual (worst car ever produced, a pre Yugo, Yugo)