What is better financially... buying an older model car for cash or getting a new car financed?

I was considering buying an older model cash car so I won't have a car note every month but a co-worker advised that it would be better to get a new car and have a car note because an older one will have monthly repairs that may run more than a car note. I just want to get a few opinions on which is a better... show more I was considering buying an older model cash car so I won't have a car note every month but a co-worker advised that it would be better to get a new car and have a car note because an older one will have monthly repairs that may run more than a car note. I just want to get a few opinions on which is a better option... thanks
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