||[Jul. 15th, 2004|07:52 pm]
The Veritable TechNinja
|||||Arling and Cameron - How About the Boys||]|
I pick it up on Saturday. Stay off of I-94 between 9:30 and 10:00 between Ann Arbor and Dearborn. RAWWR*$^@#&($^@*^!)#&*@^$)*&
What's even better is that I totally took the dealer to the cleaners. First I went to the dealership in Walled Lake, and took my test drive. I talked with the dealer lady about it, she gave me a flyer and a spoken quote. Then, I went to the Ann Arbor dealership. I hacked $500 off of the quote I got from the Walled Lake dealer, and laid down the paperwork from a completely insane dealer in the Catskills that was selling for invoice. Told them I would take a deal if they could get close to the dealer in New York. They did. DUMBASSES. Turns out he was doing all this under the impression that I was going to lease and they'd get a kickback from the leasing company. You would have _died_ if you saw his face when I told him I was paying with a check. Oops, too late, I'll be keeping the quote that you wrote down on paper. I have to admit, I didn't argue the unreasonably high "documentation fee", nor did I argue when he told me I wouldn't have to wait 6 weeks as long as I paid invoice on two extra options (one is $25), and 50% of invoice on the stupid proximity alarm. So maybe that made him feel a little better, but then I told him if I didn't have to wait 6 weeks, I couldn't pay for the car outright. "Oooh, so you'll be financing?" "No, you'll be buying my POS as a trade-in. Dumbass." So I brought in my old car, and made sure it was at the last minute. The dealership manager grumbled a lot, took my keys, drove it about a mile, and went back in his office, practically throwing the keys at me. Yeah, that's right, you'll love the air conditioning! They actually gave me Blue Book for it. I had calculated the cost on $500 below blue book. So now, all that's left is to go to my bank, have them draft up the biggest check I've ever seen, and I'm in. Oh yeah, and I got a better rate on my insurance than I calculated on, too. Somehow Progressive's quote changed in a matter of days. Destiny wants me to drive this car. Who am I to argue?