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I fucking hate car shopping

So my car lease is over soon and I needed to move on a new car. Ok, I could have waited a month or two, but some dealers still have 2015s so I thought I’d get a good deal.

I went to a number of dealers to see what prices they had: Ford, Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, Subaru, Volkswagen. I think that was my first mistake- song to many,  or at least not documenting each one’s offers better.

I had been leasing a Brand X MidModel, but I wasn’t married to it for my next round. In fact I wanted to save some money given my work situation of being a sporadic consultant, so I figured I’d go to a smaller type of car.

So let’s say my current payment was M.

I found a really affordable deal at brand X for their SmallerModel and was going to go with it, price was M-$42 (Saving $42).  Had some features my MidModel didn’t have but was smaller. But truth be told, I didn’t like the car body. I was always trying to justify it in my head. And I would have made it work,  probably begrudgingly.

THEN Brand Y called me up to check in,  asked me to come in for even better offers for Labor Day. I figured it didn’t hurt to go there and if they didn’t have anything promising I’d then go to Brand X.

Brand Y did. Kinda.

Their SmallerModel but it did have a moon roof which I really had a yearning for, for some reason. It was M-$12 (saving $12) and I couldn’t talk them down further. I think I tried. I was getting exhausted.

Ok, saving some money, smaller car but a few better features.

I said yes.  It’s really a shame that I can’t talk to all of them on the same call or in the same room.  Brand X may have had a similar offer but I was loopy.

THEN i spoke go the FUCKING BRAND Y FINANCE GUY. My credit is awesome.  And said he could alter my lease a bit for better coverage options… AT A PRICE. Of course the first quote was really high so he replied with M+$4. It does give me a little better peace of mind with the extra coverage, and I may not need it.

Two things stood out:
1. The M-$12 option was 39 months,  M+$4 option was for 36 months and I hear on the three months difference if anything goes bad I’m out of warranty and I pay for it.

2. M+$4 offers $1,000 for scratch repairs upon return.  And I’ll admit it, I scratched my last car a bit.

I took quite a bit of time to decide, went back and forth. Oh the anxiety was ENORMOUS. That’s NOT a joke. I asked for it got free, he couldn’t. I asked for a few other options.  No dice. 

I then called him a vampire.

He took my anxiety pleasantly enough. FUCK it was difficult.

I eventually caved.  I’m paying more money for a 2015 SmallerCar than my larger 2013 MidModel but I have better features.

My original offer at Brand X SmallModel was M-$42 and I accepted M+$4.

I feel so irresponsible.

FUCK! !  FUCK CAR DEALERS! FUCK BRAND Y’S ORIGINAL WEIRD CONTRACT THAT THEY OFFER OPTIONS TO MAKE IT S BETTER OPTION AT AN ADDITIONAL COST!

FUCK MY DESIRE FOR A MOON ROOF!!!!!

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Someone shoot me in the face.

Ultimately, FUCK MY WHINY-NESS! THIS BECOMES A NON-ISSUE IF I CAN JUST RAISE MY LEVEL OF HUSTLE AND PURSUE SUCCESS LIKE I DON’T HAVE INFINITE TIME AND CREATE A CAREER BREAKTHROUGH!

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8 thoughts on “I fucking hate car shopping

  1. First of all. At full disclosure and transparency I am fourth generation family business of the car likeliness. Back to my first of all. First of all DONT EVER get so down on yourself like that!!! I’m so sorry that you would even THINK those thoughts in your brain. Budget is a budget. Period. So don’t get down on yourself for being responsible and adhering to that budget. Think about it even if your budget was one million and you spent one million plus 18 (I’m sure I got the numbers wrong where because numbers make me dizzy) it’s still a budget and that’s it. It’s NOT your fault for being a responsible forward thinking person. I CAN tell you that I’ve seen on many many many occasions those extra insurances have saved some of my friends asses. I’ve also seen when some,one opts out of those insurances and it ends up costing them. So I think what you did was totally thoughtful to protect your investment. And I mean that whole heartedly, in a non bloodsucker car dealer effer….drive safe and in the best of days 🙂

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