Lots of finance experts, as well as any random person you talk to, will debate the wisdom of new vs. used, citing depreciation and useful life and a bunch of Khmer factors, but the truth is-- I don't care. I made my decision. I was prepared to buy a new CR-V and throw caution to the wind for a variety of reasons, but mostly because I loved my old car. It treated me well, it kept me safe, and it kept its value REALLLLLLLY well. But I came across an excellent deal on a used 2014 that I couldn't pass up. When push came to shove, I negotiate like a boss, and I really don't regret it. (Even though it smells like smoke and the people that Mike Whatley Honda in Brookhaven, MS, had clean the car did a subpar job and I still need to get someone to detail it again because anything I leave in the car overnight also smells like smoke. #notbitter)
Additional gripes include that I bought the car weeks ago and the registration paperwork was first sent to the wrong location in my city and rejected, therefore i still haven't even gotten a phone call from whichever government entity is supposed to call me about registering this thing and getting plates, and I'm supposed to leave the country this weekend. Grr.
Oh, also, I woke up to a flat.
Thank goodness for technology and the little light that shows you you have a tire air pressure issue, because it was on the back right of my car and I would have for sure ended up trying to drive it to work.