This was soooo the wrong week for my car to be dead. Way too much going on, being pulled in 50 directions. And adding the car on top of this....not good.
First off....we were pre-approved for the loan, pending our fax of all the usual documents (paystubs, w2's). So that will be taken care of today. While I wasn't overly nervous about it, I was a little tense. Just glad that is over.
Second, we discovered that car shopping is going to be a tough gig.
Of the cars we were interested in looking at yesterday....3 of the 4 were SOLD before we got there. And we had called beforehand and were told yes, they are available. By the time we got there.....gone. At least one guy was nice enough to call us before we drove there (we had set up an appt) and said the car was gone.
It seems that if we find something on the internet....we have to almost drop everything to go see it. I don't like this at all. We can't just drop everything. Let alone feel like if we don't make an on the spot decision we will lose out on the car.
I know alot of you have said, don't buy American. And while I mostly agree with you.....Toyota and Honda
hold their value.....which makes them out of the price range. If I can find one in our price range and that fit our needs....I am totally on board with that. But we haven't found that....
Right now, we are leaning toward a Jeep Liberty. It is small, decent gas mileage. It drives nice. And in terms of space...it is enough for our needs. No more, no less.
We did find one that is a maybe. But not quite ready to pull the trigger. I will save that as a separate post......
As a final note.....to the car salesman who was more concerned about the color that would make me happy.....until you can prove to me that the color of the car effects the function....I don't care what color it is!!!