Last post on Nov 22, 2008 at 2:01 PM
You are in the Toyota Matrix
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Toyota Matrix, Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Car Buying, Coupe
#12 of 14 Re: Toyota Matrix S [nippononly]
Nov 21, 2008 (5:26 pm)
Sorry, guess I misread the post.
#13 of 14 Toyota Matrix S [usaf66]
Nov 22, 2008 (12:13 pm)
Take care and enjoy your new car. The whirlwind dizzying sales routines are really something. I had it happen to me in 2001 at a Nissan dealer. Wasn't just two guys, but the whole crew. Honest to God, true story!!! Went for a test drive, then sat down inside. A football game was starting on TV behind me. It was University of Washington against UCLA. Washington was still good in those days, I'm a fan of the team, and I wanted to watch that game. By the time they got done with me, the game was half over. It was Halftime!!! I didn't buy. In my case, after all that, the price they offered was exactly where it should have been, even though I didn't know that until later. They were being coached in the art of car selling by an older salesman/boss, I believe. He was the 'manager', and was sitting not far away. I still remember it, with fondness....
I didn't buy because the car didn't have a radio. In 2001 I had never had a car with Air Conditioning, Cruise, Power windows and door locks. So that didn't even register with me. Sitting there, I thought to myself "I don't want to scratch the first new car I've ever bought, putting in a radio".
The car was a 2001 Nissan Sentra base model, manual tranny. I thought it drove like a dream. Of course, I was stepping out of a 1968 Chevy Impala with 330,000 miles.
I bought a little Toyota Tacoma base model shortly after that. I'm on my sixth new vehicle now, and have had mixed success with prices I paid. Some great buys, some not so great. All resulted in a new car, and it's been a blast.
#14 of 14 Re: Toyota Matrix S [bearcrkrd]
Nov 22, 2008 (2:01 pm)
Great Story and in site as I also am on my 6th new car since 1998 and it is fun every time.
GO COUGS take that APPLE CUP