1. How far in advance can you find out about President's Day week sales? I turn 25 and get out of the high risk insurance category so I'm aiming to buy then.
2. I can't get 0% financing through a bank or credit union I'm assuming, so if a dealership offers that, does my idea of buying a used car go down the tubes? All I see for used cars is like 7% so it doesn't seem to be the smart play anymore.
3. How much faith do you put in Consumer reports? I read edmunds and carsdirect.com as well but if the consumer reports book didn't give a book a checkmark, should I forget it?
4. Any advice on the used for new debate? I'm looking for a crossover SUV over a sedan only b/c of 4wd/awd capabilities in cold weather/snowy trips I'll be taking. None of them set themselves apart in my research and though the CRV is rated highly, I've had lots of problems with my accord but test drove anyway so I didn't make an emotional decision. I didn't like the way it drove. Equinox seems to have good back seat room which is a key for me, good safety ratings, good gas mileage (especially on the newest model), but apparently not the smoothest ride.