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pmr2000
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You have to look at total cost of ownership if you really want to compare-insurance, maintainance etc then divide by amount of time you had the car.

I.e. car cost me $20k after trade-in, had it 48 months, so it cost me $416 a month of ownership, compare to what the new one will cost, how long will you keep it.

The shorter you keep a new car usually costs more since you have a lot of depreciation first 3-5 years, tapers off after that.

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