Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Buying a Car

I was really sad to have to say good-bye to Bosley, my PT Cruiser. I have been driving him since 2009. However, I found this beauty and she was quite a steal.
This Nissan Sentra is a 2012 and when I purchased her this week, she only had 14000 miles.  We found this car through a guy my dad knows named Jay.  Jay was advertising the car for $4000 under retail and he knocked almost another $1000 off of the price for me! 

I had almost forgotten how frustrating car shopping can be. It is stressful dealing with salesman at dealerships, even when they are very nice and helpful. I don't like to feel pressured or obligated to do anything after I have simply test driven a car. It is hard finding a car that you really want to drive that is in your price range. You want to find a car with decent mileage, a car that is in good condition, and a car at a fair price. 

I sifted through so many cars that were really cheap but they had been wrecked or they were almost 10 years old with 180,000 miles. I really had to decide if I wanted an older car I could be for up front or if I was willing to borrow some money. In the end, I felt it was worth it to borrow a little bit of money to get a quality car that will hopefully last me a long time. I cannot believe I lucked into this Nissan. I know this is kind of a blase and commonplace but it is exciting for me! Now all I have to do is think of the perfect name. 

1 comment:

  1. That’s true. Car shopping can be exhausting at times, going to one place to another and testing every car you seem to like. But once you find the one, it’s definitely very rewarding. And congratulations for finally having it now! What did you name her, btw?

    Lance Gross @ Royal on the East Side