well, in some ways I agree with you. My only new car was the Volvo I currently own.
The depreciation was a heartbreak ($28,000 new in 2001 and now $8000 if lucky)and I thought I would never buy new again. But, the BMW that i will pick up next week in Germany changed my mind. European delivery is a valid reason to buy a new car. I have been to Europe various times and driven a rentals every time,but I havent even left yet and I cannot explain the enthusiam and excitement I have to pick up my own car in Germany and driving it throughout Europe. If I buy new again after this BMW it will be another BMW through Euro. Delivery, if I do not do european delivery next time, I likely will get a car as you suggest.