No way, they are dead to me. Like Homer's Revenge list.
LOL @ 'Stern Lecture Plumbing'
Ok, so now for the serious part of my thread.
I've essentially got my down payment taken care of...so what next?
Do I want into the dealer with my own financing, or is that a no-no?
Or do I just pretend that Im going to finance through them, and then slip them a mickey by getting approved elsewhere?
I'm really not looking forward to all of this BS that goes along with getting another vehicle.
Quite often I'd find a few models are unlocked (why, I have no clue) so it gives you the opportunity to check out the inside as well, which is a bonus not having to ask a salesperson for a key first.
My concern is that I will tell them that Im interested in financing, which means they will love for me to finance with them so they could make some $ off of me for the long term. They would probably treat me like the plague if I pulled out financing from someone outside of their pool of lenders.
I found this comment on Reddit regarding a new car buying advice thread. Not sure if true, but awesome if it is.
My dad pulled the best dealership buy I've ever seen. We walk into a dealer to look around and he quickly realizes that he is wearing the same khaki pants and blue polo all the salesmen. They even start waving to him, thinking he is a new guy, I guess. So after a while we split up on our own and he spots a ford he wants. Then, with balls made of steel, he WALKS INTO THE ****ING BREAK ROOM. He asks one of the salesmen what they are selling the truck for. The salesman runs and gets him a statistics sheet, including the bottom line.
TL;DR my dad assassin's creed'd his way into a cheap car
Just picked up my 14 Forester 10 days ago. A bit bigger than my 2010 on the outside but much bigger in the cabin and the trunk. Has CVT transmission that increases hwy mpg to 32.
Don't look any further, THIS is the one!
First let me qualify my remarks: For years I have been afraid to buy a Chrysler product due to poor quality and poor reliability. So please keep in mind that I am not some gung ho only buy Chrysler kinda guy. The last one I owned was a 69' Dodge in 1975.
In 2009 Chrysler stopped making the Dodge Durango, which at that time was a horrendous vehicle in every way. Mercedes and Chrysler had already divorced but the development of the new Cherokee and Durango was well along the way. They were re-introduced in 2011 on a Mercedes M-class chasis. The main difference between them is the wheelbase. The Dodge has a longer wheelbase and 3 rows of seating, while the shorter wheelbase Jeep has only 2 rows.
They are now a much better vehicle and have moved to the top of the pack by most accounts. Better looks, better interiors, better handling, better fuel economy and better quality are among the improvements to both. Some, even have a Mercedes transmission.
I am not saying that this is the vehicle you should buy. I am merely suggesting you will be doing yourself a disservice, if you don't at least take one for test drive. I know I will when I am ready to buy my next vehicle. If you do a little research, you will see I speak the truth.
Besides... I know it's true cause I read it on the internetz.
It has 5year 5"k bumper to bumper and 100k drive train.
Did your pantses feel tighter or have you finally surrendered to daily sweatpants donning? The throbbing buldge in the reAR should have been a clue, prior to arse plantation in the new car. Two words; mirror
I have been hearing quite a bit of positive press on Jeep & Chrysler lately, to tell you the truth. I'm still skittish though.
The new Durangos are nice, but my god they are a big vehicle. I think the v6 might be a bit underpowered for that vehicle.
what about the new Santa Fe?
Hyundai's have come a long way in terms of looks, quality and performance, while still remaining affordable.