A dealer, not the one I bought my beloved from, has been emailing and calling me. "Now's a great time to trade! Lower your payments!!! Free hookers and blow with every new car purchased!!!!!"
1. I've only had Penny for 8 months.
2. I'm therefore still severely upside-down.
3. My credit is still trashed from medical bills, which went to collections 30 days post, immediately following her purchase.
4. I have very little cash to put down because I've been topping the payments by 10% every month.
5a. I'm very happy with Penny and have no reason to trade her on anything else until the Eco-D finally hits the market.
5b. And I won't buy an Eco-D until its second model year.
Dealers, I get that you need to clear your '12 inventory. Shoving them out the door at the end of the year is not how to do it.