Thursday, August 6, 2009

Shopping and Buying the new car...

Now don't think this was a simple pleasant experience.... all of you who have bought a Car know it is never simple.....

Started over the weekend, looking online to see what my car was worth...... then what did new cars go for and what exactly did I want.... Loved my 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe but wanted something newer... found a 2008 Santa Fe Limited ( with the works ) made some calls and was going to go look at the 2008 at the Ashland dealership....during the day made a couple more calls and sent an online request for an appraisal on my car, no one got back to me.... well turned out I had some scrapbook stuff for Janie and she needed a sewing machine cord from Medford so I picked it up and met her in Ashland...then went over to the car dealership only to find out the guy I had been talking to was not there.... so instead Cowboy Brian came to help me, turns out the car I waned to look at was not at the Ashland Store, but the Medford Store, where I had just been within a mile or two of.....getting irritated by this time....Cowboy Brian offers to drive me to Medford to look at the car, well don't want to leave my car in Ashland when I need to drive to Grants Pass to go home.... a little more crabby now... so follow Brian to Medford... where he looks around the lot to find the 2008 Limited, hmmmmmmmmm they don't have one ! HMMMMMMMM.... Well they do have a 2008 Sage Green Santa Fe SE with 10,000 miles. Not really the car I want....so I will go ahead and look at the 2009 new Sage green Limited, WOWIE ZOWIE does it have all the bells and whistles...take it on a test drive,Cowboy Brian buys me a granita at Human Bean, starting to feel a little less hostile....can I trade in my 2002 Santa Fe and Chadds old Red van for a cash for clunkers rebate??? OH so sorry that program has been put on hold until congress decides to come up with more money..... Well what can we do to send you home with this car??? If you ever bought a car you know the drill... " We are not making a dime on this deal".... after a couple hours and many calls and texts to Chadd, he says tell them you need to sleep on the deal... well they suggest I drive the NEW car home for an overnight... Well of course I love the car... DUH Chadd drives it , thinks it is GREAT, but my decision, just to bad we can't trade in the "ol Red Van"... So back to Medford Tuesday morning to babysit for Robin L,Chadds kids going with me silent in the backseat of the new car because they are watching a movie on the DVD player !!!!!!Cowboy Brian is meeting me to bring back my old car and take the new one.... Well OK I will buy the new one even though it is more than I wanted to spend... Cowboy Brian smiles... takes it to get it all ready to go home with me that night. I just have to stop by the dealership and sign a few papers and write a check. Get there at 5:00 with Dj and Leslieann in tow, Chadd is meeting us there and we are going to go out to eat at Red Lobster to celebrate the new car..... well after an hour of waiting the sales guy is tied up and I have been told a couple times it will just be a couple more minutes.......................... but while I am waiting I over hear the man at the next table getting a rebate discount on his clunker trade in !!!!!!?????? I finally get a chance to ask AGAIN.... "Why can't I trade in a clunker?" Oh well you can !!! it is after 6:00pm by this time !! Chadd says we have this 1997 Astro Van he wanted to use as a clunker trade. Well it qualifies for a $3500 discount off my new car !!! OK now we are talking, can we come back tomorrow and bring the van, OHHHHHHH NOOOOO don't know if the Clunker Program will be in effect tomorrow if we want to do it need to do it tonight !!! So off we go to Grants Pass to get "OL RED" luckily Chadd loves his cars and motorcycle.... So "OL RED" is in pristine condition, he is feeling a little sad, he and "OL RED" go way back together..... I say " get over it and lets get on the road"..... Back to medford, Oh did I say Chadd was on the Bike on the first trip to Grants Pass and we are having some stormy weather so he gets a little wet and worries that the wind is going to blow him off the road..... On the way BACK to Medford I get a call from my cowboy sales man Brian, he will be waiting there for us to close the deal...... "OL RED" is the best looking clunker they have ever seen.... to bad it is going to be destroyed !!!! Well it still took longer than expected... but we drove out of there at 9:15 in the new car and left behind the 2002 Santa Fe and "Ol RED". And Cowboy Brian gives me a BIG hug. ( did I say it turns out Cowboy Brian is the son of an old co worker's ex husband??!!) Small world.

All is good in my world of "NEW CARS" today.........

BTW am looking for a cute/clever personalised licence plate for new car...... so open to any ideas...

Mona thought "prnces" ( Princess) is she trying to tell me something?

I thought "SSA CZZ" say cheese, or "SAY CZZ" say cheese

Chadd thinks "smil4me" Smile for Me

These are for my love of photography

What are your ideas?

2 comments:

lashell said...

Laure Laura Laura did Laurel not ever tell you to come to us first!!!! LOL!

laura P said...

Ohhhhhhhhh forgot your hubby is in the car business......

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