So I woke up this morning to the alarm almost forgetting. As I crawled out of bed and headed into the bathroom to wash my face, I questioned...DID I REALLY BUY A NEW CAR LAST NIGHT?!?!?! After my hazy brain cleared, I remembered, yes, yes I did. A quick trip down to the garage confirmed my suspicion that I am in fact the owner of a new car.
On Tuesday evening, I went searching. I had a few models I wanted to look at further and test drive. This one was by far my favorite, but it had a plethora of bells and whistles that I really didn't need and bumped the cost up quite a bit above what I was able to pay. The salesman told me that their network of dealers was large, and he'd be able to find me pretty much whatever I wanted so finding one that came without all the packages wouldn't be hard. I went home seriously considering if I was ready for this new purchase and did some further research online. In my research I found the exact model/color/interior/standard features I wanted at a dealership across town. After contacting the salesman to see if he could bring it here or if I should just go there, they got in touch almost immediately. You see, the color is sought out but there aren't that many. The other dealer would not let it come here (they wouldn't want to lose out on the sale) and my salesman didn't want to lose my business. Within minutes of contacting him, he offered me the upgraded one at below the cost of the standard one. What!?!?! There were a few glitches with charges and rebates and what not that made the deal seem less sweet. However, after all is said and done, I am pleased with the deal I got, and at 10:30 last night, I drove what I think is the prettiest car in the whole wide world safely home into the garage.
A lot has changed on cars since 2003, so I'm now learning how to drive in a tech-heavy car! It's amazing what it can do!
#ARTifacts: September 2017
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