Originally Posted by mikesnav
I've always been one to recommend used cars. The Smart Car makes me want to, for the first time, buy a car new.
Except I always felt people were idiots for buying new and seeing a 20-30% depreciation the moment they drive it home.
It's going to be difficult to buy a used Smart for a while, unless you buy a used gray market car, in which case the used GM car will probably have a higher asking price than a new one.
It also depends on how long you plan to keep a car. My wife drives hers for 10 years, so we not only buy new but everything we want on it. But, I bought a 5 year old Audi TT with 9700 miles on it, Used, but new - there are lots of those deals out there if you're patient.
At 14K for a base Passion, is it worth the wait to get it used? Go wild - buy it new.