Thursday, August 9, 2007

The changing of the Cars

Well, it finally happened. Martha's car had a problem that was going to cost around $900 to fix. We decided that because it was 10 years old with 98 thousand miles on it, that money may be better served as a down payment.

Martha really liked the features of the Honda Fit, we had test driven it the weekend before her car started having problems. So yesterday, the salesperson, Blake at Ed Napleton, called us saying they had one just come in. So after work we shot down there to get it. He was a good salesman, easy to get along with.

We got there and the car had a dealer addon sticker in the window, but they had not had time to add all the items. There were a couple of things already on it, the Cargo Cover and wheel locks, so we OK'ed those. They really wanted to add the other things like floormats and pin striping, but we said no deal and the backed off.

The other point of contention was the trade-in value. When we got around to this, we were kind of frazzled, so when they tried to offer us less than we wanted, and would not budge, we asked for the keys back. Martha immediately left the building and I waited for the key. All the sudden they said they would match our request. Martha came back inside and it was a done deal.
There was a long wait to get to see the finance guy as they managed toFord Escort
sell like a dozen cars within an hour of each other.

Here's the old car before we took it in.

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