Thursday, October 4, 2007

Walked Away...

Well, after a week and a half of car shopping Oda Momma and I had decided to try and get a "family" vehicle. We had a good price ($6000.00 under invoice), decent warranty and they delivered the car to the dealer on Tuesday. That evening we went to sign the papers and they tried to stick us with 8.5% financing for 72 months! Oda Momma and I have nearly perfect credit. There was NO way we were going to spend that much money on a vehicle. We kindly thanked them and walked out of the dealership.

The next day the sales manager called me to "apologize". Because he and the salesman I had been working with were off that day, my deal didn't go through. He asked me if he could run the numbers again and call me back in 5 minutes. When he did he came back with 6.35% at 60 months with the same monthly payment. I told him I would think about it and that my wife and I were pretty put off by what had happened the night before.

I went back to the dealership a while later and they had my finance charges down to 6.29 and had given me a bumper to bumper 7 year/100,000 mile warranty at cost. I signed the papers and drove Oda Momma to work in Dallas yesterday afternoon in this...


It's a 2007 New-To-Me Nissan Armada. Low milage and lots of little perks. Seats up to 8 passengers. I told Oda Momma that if we should ever be expecting sextuplets we'd be set.

This morning Oda Mae and I went to Sam's to pick up a few things. We had PLENTY of room...


Now we're planning family trips! The first one is Saturday, October 13: we're going to the fair. Feel free to come along!

The next trip we know we'll be going on is a little trek up to South Dakota for USDMAC's graduation in May. Again, anyone who wants to ride with us is welcome.

DV,
-OD

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would be happy to ride to the fair with ya'll. I have requested the day off! Come pick me up!:)

Anonymous said...

I'm on for the fair!!!!!!COME GET ME TOO. I can barely stand the wait to go for my first ride.It's very pretty.
Love Ya,
Mom

Anonymous said...

Did an anonymous person say "come pick me up to go to the fair?" Ha, ha. Put me in Row 2 for South Dakota.
~geegee~

Mike said...

Sweet Daddy Cruiser!