I've seen a lot of discussion on the internet (including this board) about whether or not cars as we know them are starting to trend out or at least down. This article is an interesting one. The fact that prime borrowers are electing to choose pre-owned in unprecedented numbers should be a pretty big alarm bell to auto makers, I would think. I myself have been holding off on buying a new car because of a general unease about the economy over the next few years, so I do wonder if that sentiment is widespread and also a component of the slowdown. Then of course there is the problem of cars getting really expensive as automakers try desperately (I assume) to pad their margins. Thoughts? Are you planning to purchase a new car any time soon?