|2007 Owen in the Mazda|
Like any Knit with Snot adventure, it was well, not normal. Could I buy a car in Kalamazoo? Oh, hell no. I had to drive my happy ass to Grand Rapids to get my new car. Why? ADVENTURE!
Honestly? The local car dealer did not want hustle to get my sale.
When I say hustle, I mean get my car to Kalamazoo. A Jasmine Green Subaru Forester, base model so that my Ogre's pretty hair wouldn't get smooshed. "My hair." So, I got my car to the next closest dealership...Grand Rapids.
The Ogre was just happy I didn't reroute the car to Kentucky. I was willing to drive down and crash at Dawn's house.
The Mazda had seen better days, but we drove to GR without incident. When we got to the dealership, I saw a green forester that didn't have a roof rack. I was all "that's my car!!" We checked the sales quote I got and the vins matched. It was my car!!!
The sales guy said, ok, I need your car key to do the inspection. I dropped a hand made Hello Kitty key on the table.
While the Mazda was inspected, Eric and I sat in the forester and messed with everything. Yes, maple hill sales guy in Kalamazoo, the extra 1.4" does make a difference. It's possible the Ogre having recently gotten his lovely locks cut added to the awesome amount of head room in this car.
The sales guy was all, "uh, yeah, let's come over here and talk about your trade in."
That's below the average for our car in "fair" aka shitty shape. With all the problems, and *radio edit* light, and *radio edit* light, and raccoon home, broken windshield, non functional locks, and the Hello Kitty duct tape non alarm system car keys, we were hoping for $1000.
We played the game. "Oh, ok. $2700. Well, that's...like...not...at all...what we were expecting."
While the Ogre went out to clean out the car, the sales guy was like, "so, paint sealant, stain shield on the interior $399, you need that." I politely declined. While in my head I thought two things:
1. If I was selling this car I would have sold me the protection package, a cargo mat, storage nets, and a car bra. Add on sales! Mo money.
2. We are going to mess this car up. No amount of stain guard is going to help.
Here's the last look at the Mazda...
First Mazda Adventure
Thanks for all the fun!