It is time for a new car. I really need to just buck up and go do it. So, Rob and I had the afternoon and I went and drove one at a dealership. This is a car I can afford. I don’t need the options that were in the one we drove yesterday and that brings it right down into my price range.
I had hoped to buy a slightly used one but they retain their value pretty well and the slightly used ones are almost as much as a new one is.
It’s really a change from the Taurus, with its 6 cylinder engine and huge passenger compartment. It took a few minutes to get used to having to actually push the gas pedal to get the car to go; if the Taurus is in gear, then the car is in motion. But, it will be nice to more than double my miles per gallon. And, I only commute in the car. Our luxury vehicle is Rob’s big manly F150 pickup.
The dealership we went to yesterday was really messed up. They don’t have a show room and their salesmen were sitting outside in the heat and I felt sorry for the heavy guy that was helping us because I made him walk all over the lot, looking for the color I wanted with the options I wanted. But, hey, he’s the one that told me they had it on the lot. And, he’s the one that found out, after we’d walked all over, that they didn’t.
And, if your dealership is all messed up, then you should be offering deals, right? Something to compensate for the inconvenience? But, there’s a dealership up north that is offering better prices and they called me last night and we scheduled an appointment for me to go meet someone and receive the VIP treatment on Friday morning. Me and the VIP treatment. Who’da figured, huh?
Now, I need to get with the LQS and see what we can do about getting my classes to happen. It would be really nice to have that bit of extra income every month if I’m going to have a car payment.
And, I need to just settle down because life happens at its own pace and I can’t make it rush, no matter how hard I try.
Be well and have a great Wednesday.