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06-09-08, 04:38 PM #1Banned
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I'm a cheapskate.
Since I'm in the market for a new vehicle I went to look at Kias Last week which get good gas mileage and have a 100,000 mile warranty on the motor and drivetrain.
After showing me a couple the salesman started nagging me to walk into his office and sign on the dotted line. I told the guy... Listen!! I wouldn't buy a new suit of clothes or a pair of shoes without thinking it over for at least a week.
His jaw dropped and he went looking for another customer.
Would you invest 15-20 thousand bucks or more into the purchase of a new automobile minutes after a salesman had showed you a couple; unless you had considered the pros and cons of the vehicle and compared prices at other dealership, Etc?
06-09-08, 04:40 PM #2\\` ` ` ` < ` )___/\
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06-09-08, 05:13 PM #3
I think Car Salesman are the most annoying, the last time I went to one I told the saleman loudly, so everyone in the show room could hear, that I could get a better deal online at CarsDirect.com. He just closed his portfolio and looked down at his desk.
By the way, once you do decide on a car check out if you can get a better price online. CarsDirect.com was good a few years back with matching your price, I am not sure if they still are as good but it is worth a google to see who is. Consumer Reports may help with car buying online as well.
Good luck! Have fun shopping and test drive alot!
06-09-08, 05:36 PM #4
I tried selling cars waaaay back in my much younger days. That is, until I figured out that in order to be successful, you have to be able to look a little old lady straight in the eye, and be able to lie your silly ass off.
I think that job lasted about four months.
I immediately started sleeping better at night after I quit.
Knowing the "system", I now have zero patience with car salesmen.
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06-09-08, 08:13 PM #5
You did the right thing. That is a lot of money either way.....and if you are unsure, then wait until you are 100% sure with your decision
And no...i always research my vehicles before buying them......cuz nothing worse than buying a lemon and even WITH the warranty, still PITA and inconvenient if it isn't reliable.**********************
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but now I take a pill for that"
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