So I just sank the last $800 I will ever be willing to sink on my old car that is worth at best $1,200. My plan is in the next few months I will buy a new(ish) car. A 2014 model with under 20K to save a few grand from not buying an off the lot car. What car, I don't know but something that I won't have to do anything to other than the regular break pads, tires, and oil changes. That being said, is there really a gain in buying nearly new cars then trading them in after the manufacturers/dealer warranty is done for a new(ish) car over and over again? Can someone with better car sense then I show me a number break down with a few popular cars?