just procrastinating

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Car Buying
The balloon payment on my wife's Jeep was coming due and we decided it was time to get a more practical car for her. A Jeep Wrangler is neat car in theory, but they are loud, uncomfortable, get horrible gas mileage and have no trunk space to speak of. So she ended up getting a Subaru Outback. Kind of a downer for my wife who loved that Jeep and slowly came to the realization about her new car: "It's a station wagon."

But it's nice to be able to go into a dealer and just say, I'll pay X (invoice + $300) for this car and have them say, "OK". I hate doing that song and dance number where the salesman goes and checks with his manager while you sit around a wait. I had a bunch of different negotiation strategies planned too that included dramatic exit, but I didn't need to use them. Which makes me wonder if maybe I didn't get such a good deal? Anyway, who cares, I feel like I did and that's all that matters.

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