I bought a new car.

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I bought a new car.

Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:04 pm

I had never done so before. There is one thing I want to talk about.

There is a piece that I suspect is the same for everyone, that one transition between your salesperson and the "financing guy." I guess the idea is either 1) that they are genuinely busy or 2) they are trying to sweat you out or some horseshit.

At the place I went to, it was about 35 minutes between concluding my deal with the salesman and when I met with the finance guy to sign papers. The dealership had a giant widescreen HDTV. They had about 30 extremely comfortable leather seats. I grabbed one on the edge. The Orioles were playing the Red Sox.

The 35 minutes I waited was the most peaceful of the week. When the financing guy did arrive, I was genuinely tempted to say, "Hold up, one sec... I want to see how Trumbo does against Sale."

I went through Truecar thanks to Pinback having nothing but extremely positive experiences with them for 10 years, though they didn't take the UPC code, so I wonder if they screwed Truecar. I'd feel bad if they weren't so amazing in every respect to Pinner over the years. I like my new wheels. I liked the downtime most of all.
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Re: I bought a new car.

Post by ChainGangGuy » Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:26 am

What of the treasured motorcycle? Retirement?

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Post by AArdvark » Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:58 am

That's the kind of experience I got when I shopped at Kitty's. They practically fawned over my wife and I when we walked through the door. They still do when I go for oil changes and recalls. The last time we were was because our lease was up in two months. They waived the last month's payment and put us in a new Cmax, boom-bam. Total time at the dealership ~30 minutes. They got my vote. Plus there's the gas mileage

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Re: I bought a new car.

Post by pinback » Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:05 pm

Ha, you think YOU had a good experience buying a car, let me tell you about MY good experience!
Above all else... We shall go on... And continue!

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Post by AArdvark » Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:38 pm

Happy ending?

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Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:23 pm

I think having a thread where we top each other with pleasing stories sounds good to me.
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Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:44 pm

I forgot we had a car. Cars AND motorycles!
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Re: I bought a new car.

Post by Tdarcos » Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:03 pm

ChainGangGuy wrote:
Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:26 am
What of the treasured motorcycle? Retirement?
Guess what! This version of PhpBB automatically recognizes YouTube links and shows them - even https: links - without tagging.

A YouTuber named "Company Man" does videos about how some companies failed or are having problems. He did one about Harley-Davidson.


Points: Motorcycle buyers are older now, mostly 30s and later, and usually are buying a motorcycle after they already own a car. Almost nobody has a motorcycle as their exclusive transportation.
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Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:28 pm

Which is odd, because they are so much better in a city than a car for most things. Especially now that grocery delivery is taking off. (We have done it via Amazon a few times. They have never, ever gotten the order right.)
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Re: I bought a new car.

Post by Casual Observer » Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:01 pm

Hey Jonsey, why am I locked out of the "liberals get all the girls" base? I go to reply to Aardvark's post and when I log in I get, "You cannot read posts in this forum."

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Re: I bought a new car.

Post by gsdgsd » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:24 am

What the hell? I can't even SEE the "Liberals Get All the Girls" base. Are longtime users being slowly phased out??

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Post by Casual Observer » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:24 am

gsdgsd wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:24 am
What the hell? I can't even SEE the "Liberals Get All the Girls" base. Are longtime users being slowly phased out??
If you log out you can see and read it.

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Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:28 am

I asked Amiga Man to post there and he can. Can you guys see it and post there now when logged in?
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Re: I bought a new car.

Post by Casual Observer » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:40 pm

now it's working, thanks sysop!

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Re: I bought a new car.

Post by gsdgsd » Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:54 am

I can see it now. Thanks! I've calmed down.

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