I agree with you. I bought a new GTI earlier this year and it had so many issues I sold it. I needed a car to drive until the Corolla arrives so I bought the Civic. It’s a nice solid car but honestly nothing exciting about it.I wanted to like this car, but it was so decontented compared to sport touring/ex-l civics or even the Canadian market Si.
I don’t know about other states but in California you still pay sales tax on the sale price of the vehicle regardless of trade-in.Here in Canada when you trade in your car and buy a new car, you only pay sales tax on the difference between the new car price and your trade in value.
Is that the same in the USA?
That doesn't seem right or fair as you have already paid sales tax once on the trade in.I don’t know about other states but in California you still pay sales tax on the sale price of the vehicle regardless of trade-in.
This also means you pay sales tax from the mark-up. Even more of a dagger.