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Smartbuy or SmartLease

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HELP!! My other car has died (not an accident just old) worth nothing at wholesale.

I am waiting for my red EXL-RES to come in Oct. Unfortunately my payments will be in the mid $500.

Now I have to get another vehicle. My payments on that vehilce will be the same as my new Odyseey. I can't afford over $1K monthly payments.

The other vehicle I am buying is the lowest Chevy LS 2WD Suburban (DH does not want 2 minvans in our driveway). So I am thinking of Smartbuying or Smartleasing it.

Please advise me of the good, the bad, and the ugly about Smartbuying or Smartleasing it.

We don't want to buy a used car because we are not car mechanic savvy!!

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The Ford Windstar broke down. I was trading in my CRV for the Odyssey. Unexpected new baby coming in Nov. Our family size will not fit in a 5 seater.

We looked at 6 seater trucks but price is close to Suburban. Plus we don't want any kids in the front seat.

DH does not want a used car. Too many bad experiences with his parents experiences.


I did not read your advise as a soapbox. I looked at the Suzuki XL7. It is quite cute. It is longer than my CRV but way narrower!! Dealers here do not carry the <$20K. The touring one offers the "nice" ammenities that we'd want which prices out to be $25K, ttl included. However I can't see fitting 2 strollers in the back.

The problem with us is DH takes the kids to school/daycare and I pick up.

I'm still negotiating and looking for other options. I am learning that leasing is better than smartbuy.

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