Monday, May 26, 2014

How Long Does It Take To Buy A Car?

Goodbye my '98 Olds
We finally parted with our 1998 Olds Silhouette after putting in $300 dollars more to fix the gas leak.  Apparently, the fuel line was rusted out.  We got a whole $250 trade-in for it which is exactly what I expected.  There was a lot of things wrong with it.

2012 Ford Escape EXT
We first scouted three different dealerships beginning at 8:30 a.m.  The cars we had in mind were a 2014 Jeep Patriot, 2012 Ford Explorer or a purple 2011 Hyundai I happened to see yesterday.  The Jeep Patriot cost a little more than I wanted to spend and that dealership was about 25 min. drive from our house.  I liked the red one and Gerard liked the blue one.  It wasn't open and we weren't sure if it would open later or not so we went back to the Spitzer KIA dealer close to our house and test drove the purple Hyundai.  Neither of us liked it though once we drove it--we just weren't comfortable with it. 

Then the salesman suggested perhaps a Ford Explorer.  I perked up and we took the black Ford Escape for a drive.  We both liked it much better although it wasn't new, it only had 12,000 miles on it and was priced under the maximum I had planned to spend:  $20,012.18.  We were there almost 4 and a half hours--the paperwork took forever!  

I'm going to miss my big Olds van but am happy with our Ford Escape.  Do you find it hard to part with your cars?

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Sandee said...

I love your new ride. Congratulations.

Giving up the old van is hard because it was your dads. That's my guess.

Have a fabulous day. Scritches to the babies. ☺

BeadedTail said...

That's a long time to be at the dealership but at least you got a great new vehicle! Enjoy!

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