Buying new car = wait for Black friday?

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My 17 year old VW Passat is on life support. Just worn out, has a month left before inspection and emissions expire- it can't pass either one without thousands in repairs. I would rather spend repair money on a new car. Should I squeeze life out of the VW and use Uber for the next 30 days for a BF deal on a new car, or go ahead and buy now?

Don't care about make/model, am going for reliability and a great deal. 

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New? Used? Financing? Cash? Car's intended purpose & est. mi per yr? Budget limit?

Cars on BF aren't the best, it's cars in Late Dec.

I am leaning to a new car, targeting the 2016 models as excess inventory. Won't need a workhorse, estimated 7k-8k/year in mileage. Looking at sedans in the $20-$30k range. I don't need financing, will pay cash. Don't know if I can hold out another 2 months but if it's significantly less I would consider it.

My experience is late in August is the best time. A lot of new year models come in September. So most leverage & most choices. I bought a Civic for 88-90% of sticker otd years ago.

I would just go next weekend and look around and hope a dealership needs to hit numbers at the end of the month.

BF isn't much special for new car sales.

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