Wednesday, February 27, 2008

A Big Purchase

On October 31, 2007 I took Carrie's car for a quick trip to the Grocery Store. That trip ended up not being so quick as the car died right after I pulled out of the store parking lot. The car was on it's last leg anyway but we were hoping it would survive just a bit longer. Not wanting to put another dime into "Carcia" as Carrie so affectionatly called it, it sat parked in the parking lot of our apartment until I finally sold it to someone on Craigslist. From October 31 until today we were a one car family. I can honestly say that it sucked only having one car, since I went back to work in January I've been walking to work most days which isn't fun considering that I have to be to work at 6:00 AM. We've been looking for a second for a while now and after visiting a couple shady dealerships I was tired of car shopping.

Yesterday my wife found a car online, she called on it and scheduled a time to go look at it. I ran some books on it and determined that we were getting a pretty good deal on it. We showed up at the dealership after work, took the car for a test drive and decided to go for it. When we walked inside the nice salesman named Jerry got us started on the paperwork. Then came the nervous moments waiting for the financing to come through, which I knew would be no problem whatsoever but I still hated sitting there waiting. Once the financing was all approved Jerry passed us off to the finance manager Will to close the deal. Since Will was a former Duck Offensive Lineman I like him right away. He went over all the terms of the deal, tried to sell us on backend product (industry lingo for extended warranties ect)which I respectfully declined and then closed the deal. We signed all the paperwork and Carrie got her new car a 2005 Mazda 6 and I get my 2002 Protege back. Here is a picture of Carrie's (mine too) new car.

1 comment:

Jon & Chris said...

I have a Mazda 3 and I LOVE it, although sometimes I wish I had gone with the 6 for the extra room. Congrats, and two thumbs up on the purchase!