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pulled the trigger today

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by majorcatfish, May 18, 2019.

  1. May 18, 2019
    majorcatfish

    majorcatfish Garden Master

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    after doing hours upon hours upon hours of research on used suv's mainly the Toyota highlander and the Nissan pathfinder with a little time looking at Honda pilot and Subaru forester.

    researching every dealership with in a 45 minute drive of the house that had certified per-owned vehicles, they ranged from $31-35 k with 59-61 k miles on them, of course all of them the warranty has run out, plus reading the carfax reports on them.. a couple where local, some where auction vehicles.

    with all this research being done came to a conclusion why cough up all this money for a 3 year old vehicle yes they had all the bells and whistles, that you really had no idea how they were driven over the years or were they in an accident not reported or possibility in a flood or areas that really used salt on the roads during wintertime....

    so this morning dw and i went down to the carpet place and looked over floor covering for the laundry room
    we have a couple ideas to go with. we need something that will be bullet proof since thats the main entry..

    decided since we were out it was time to get the ball rolling, we drove over to the local nissan dealership
    bam.... there was a salesman out the door before the engine was off....lol

    now before i go any further i have done my research on this one pathfinder and at other dealerships....

    how can i help you ..?
    would like to see your pathfinders..
    new or used?
    would like to see your 2019 pathfinders with a v-6 and 4x4 in a sv trim package.....
    are you looking for a color?
    something in gun gray

    we yacked for a bit the car shows up... he starts telling me about the car and features..
    you want to take it for a drive?
    of course...

    we went for a quick drive....sweet ride
    once back we went into his office....

    time for the dickering ...

    well you like it?
    yes i do..

    well lets do the paperwork..
    i'm going to be honest with you i'm also looking at toyota and honda,

    yack yack yack.......

    heres what i can do...38,560.00 out the door
    do what????????? thats way out of line!

    thats my best cost.....
    no no no pulled out my phone with the vehicles online price....34,580.00

    you're killing me....
    umm your not the one writing the check...!!!!!!


    sales manger inters......
    hello my salesman asked me to see you, what can i make this happen..?
    no more than 33,500.00 out the door..

    i cant do anything about the taxes....
    would you like to make a sale today?

    yes..
    tell you what you make it a even 34,200.00 out the door with free oil changes for a year and you got a deal..

    guess what.....
    for a extra 2-3k i have a brand new car with a warranty.....has everything that i wanted
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    so now i need to take care of a few things before i sell big red...as the dw said no reason to have a truck thats only going to sit there....i agree





     
  2. May 19, 2019
    Carol Dee

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  3. May 19, 2019
    thistlebloom

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    You did your homework and it paid off. Good job and congratulations, that's a nice ride. :)
     
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  4. May 19, 2019
    PhilaGardener

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    Enjoy your new ride, Major :thumbsup
     
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  5. May 19, 2019
    ducks4you

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  6. May 19, 2019
    flowerbug

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    i'm not sure what you need to have done, but for a gardener having an old truck around that you don't mind getting dirty is a really nice thing to have. :)

    of course around here it costs $ to insure and license, but the lowest price for insurance and plates, not too bad if it will get used.

    we are lucky that my brother has an old truck that we can borrow. we're picking it up this week and going to be hauling wood chips for a few weeks (besides places we want to redo around the yard here Mom also has a friend she will be working on her gardens too).

    for the price of getting things delivered those insurance and plate fees are paid for if you're doing more than a few loads.

    i've no idea what you might be planning to do this year though in the gardens or ... :)
     
  7. May 19, 2019
    Ridgerunner

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    :thumbsup Looks nice! And good job knowing what you want and getting it. I like that you bought it price out of the door. That eliminates all the hidden charges that show up. I don't care what the price of the vehicle is, I want to know what to write on the check.

    Does it come with a trailer hitch? On the new vehicles they are hidden.
     
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  8. May 19, 2019
    majorcatfish

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    @Ridgerunner yes it comes with a tow package can tow up to 6000 lbs... since being a new car we put full coverage on it, with 3 vehicles on the policy and 2 drivers the price increased 1200 a year.. so once i take care of a few things here that will need a truck will put the truck up for sale and will use that money to purchase a good trailer, dw will be happy to save that 1200.00 so it will be a win win..

    yes all those little hidden fees can jack the price way up, might not look like i saved much but they ate all the taxes and fees that was something like 2700.00

    now i wouldn't mind driving around, no need to park in the outfield.....
     
  9. May 19, 2019
    Rhodie Ranch

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    Maybe I can fly you out here next year when I'm ready for my new rig. I hate hate hate dickering. Hate it, I tell you....
     
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  10. May 19, 2019
    ninnymary

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    Job well done Major and it's a beauty too!

    Mary
     
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