My wife's car was totaled yesterday after it was rear-ended by a car that wasn't paying attention. Everyone is okay, but the car obviously isn't. Anyway, looks like I'm going to need to purchase a new vehicle very soon, so I'm scrambling to do some research and come up with the best game plan. This is obviously a very broad topic, but I was curious if anyone that had recently been in the market had any advice or tips. New vs Used vs Lease? Arguments for which route to go? I'm thinking we're going to go the compact SUV route... been looking at cars like the Rav4, Mazda Cx-5, Hyundai Tucson, VW Tiguan, etc. I'll likely need to finance part of it. I know you pay a huge premium for buying new, but there seems to be some good 0%APR financing deals out there, and I like the peace of mind knowing its never been owned by someone else. But I'm also open to going the used car route for something no more than a few years old. Probably 2015 or newer. Thoughts and advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!