DT88 - I was deep in automotive in my career at one point. Our general understanding was that February was always the best time to buy a car, monetarily. Particularly the end of February. I don't know the reasoning for a fact though. Perhaps everybody had to pay their Christmas bills by the end of January so in February fewer people had the money to buy a car. So by the end of February the salesliars were more desperate than usual. But I'm guessing it is case-by-case (car-by-car, brand-by-brand, and dealer-by-dealer). So take my word with a big grain of salt.
Originally Posted by defensivetackle88
Your thinking is solid. As a matter of fact, having been in engineering for Toyota and Hyundai-Kia, the 2022 will be a better vehicle than the 2021. However, it is just a minor model change from the 2020 to 2021. But those areas that changed from the 2020 to the 2021, will have had problems. And many of those problems get resolved in time for, or prior to, the SOP of the 2022 build. That's a fact. That was part of my job when at Toyota. Busting out the countermeasures to the problems of the first year build, in time for SOP of the 2nd year build. 2nd year is ALWAYS better. But like I said, 2021 was a minor model change, so not a huge amount of changes / problems to work out.
View my fuel log 2020 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 42.5 mpg (US) ... 18.1 km/L ... 5.5 L/100 km ... 51.0 mpg (Imp)