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    Retmilleo909 is offline Banned
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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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retmilleo909 View Post
    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?
    I spend longer than that on eBay, comparing prices on rubber duckies. It all comes down to research, the more you do, the less screwed you'll likely wind up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retmilleo909 View Post
    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?

    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!

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    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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    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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