Sunday, July 11, 2010

Car shopping


I am frustrated beyond belief. Car shopping has to be the worst experience. I have read more about cars than I ever expected I would in my whole life. My opinion of some of the salesmen is right up there with purveyors of snake oil. They will tell you anything. The only one I liked, a woman, sold Smart cars which I have been convinced is just not enough car for the money.
Then the insurance companies are right there to carve their pound of flesh. All in all a most upsetting experience.
My other beef is with the car companies. What's with the black interiors. Blech! Do you know how hard it is to find a car with a light coloured interior? The aforementioned smart car comes with a red or blue interior. The VW Beetle has a cream interior, IF you can find one left.
Not totally giving up yet but pretty pissed off.

4 comments:

Granny's Girls said...

things always seem to show when your not looking for them

Happyone :-) said...

You would love to buy a car at a place here called Carmax. They have the price on the car and that is the price. The prices are very fair and the same for all. No haggling. It's a pleasure to buy or sell a car there!! :-) They make it fast and easy!

Abbeysmum said...

Last time I was looking at cars to buy, one salesman asked me what colour I wanted, do they think all women are bimbos ?
I have heard 2 different car salesmen (at parties) say if you can get a woman to sit in it or take a test drive you have it sold.A current affairs programme did a series to show that the price differs quite a bit from a man or woman doing the buying.

VRLodge said...

You'll have to come up here to the dealership where we bought our Dodge...you know, the same one Carl bought as us! It is a non-commission dealership, so the price is the price is the price...except for the stuff you add. Oh, ours is a blue and grey interior!