For me, I personally would never buy a new car. I personally buy cars 2-3 years old with low mileage. A dealer demo or even an off lease car or even a rental car. The rental cars, although more drivers use them, are the best maintained in the industry and generally have more options. The new car looses 30% of its value in the first 18 months and about 50% in the first 3 years. Let someone else loose that money. There are many late model cars 2 to 3 years old out there that are great. An oil change every 5,000 is the same price on a new car then a used car. You can always buy an extended warranty if you buy from a dealer. Many major companies are buying late model used cars because of rising gas prices to keep their cost per mile the same so they can stay with-in budgets. This is especially true in school districts and municipal fleets around the US.