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holy car shopping batman.

July 14, 2009

what a crazy couple of days. i’m not going to get too into it because my mind is mush about cars at this point, but i have had 2 new cars in the past 3 days.

sunday we went shopping and bought a ford expedition. it was really nice, really clean and in our budget. we left happy after signing all the paperwork and driving the thing home. expo

monday morning we get a call from the dealership saying, just kidding, the bank actually won’t give you the loan without more money down, so please give us a grand or bring the car back (the words were obv different, but thats the gist). riiiiiiiiiiiiight. here’s an idea for next time KORUM FORD, after spending an hour signing loan documents and driving a car off of a lot and taking it home, mayhaps you should warn someone that there is a chance the financing could change. just saying.

turns out the issue was with the bank, they don’t like to give loans on cars over certain miles. makes sense, but lets go ahead and disclose to people first, mkay?

so we returned the beast (the thing is HUGE) and basically haggled them down on a dodge durango until we got the same deal. it was actually a blessing in disguise because the durango is 3 years newer, has 50k less miles on it and hey, i can actually park the thing. the expo was way too big. i am hearting my new car and hearting my hubs for getting it for me. i mean, it was his car that we were out to replace, but he wanted H and i to have a bigger ride that we can fit the carseat, stroller, groceries and pups in. so he got a new car, too (my old jetta) and we are all happy campers!durango

i love love love the durango. it drives really nice and can get up and go.  the best part is what a great deal we got on it, thanks to them originally screwing us over. i am super duper glad the whole fiasco is over and we actually have a ride that fits our needs (and in our driveway :]). happy times!

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. July 14, 2009 10:19 pm

    Rad! Until January, like, 18th (the kid was born the 20th) I had a HOTTTT yellow Nissan 350Z but, I sold it- with two days to spare! and got my 19 year old brother’s hand-me-down 99 green Jetta, complete with destroyed interior and exterior and “the eff word” carved into the trunk- right next to the Descendents bumper sticker. Anyways, the Jetta lacks room in a big way. Congrats on the trade up! Can’t wait for my turn!

  2. Kelly permalink
    July 15, 2009 6:45 am

    Wow, what an ordeal! I hate car shopping and haggling. I have zero patience! Congrats on the new ride, and you have an awesome hubs!

  3. kmcclelland permalink
    July 15, 2009 8:33 am

    I’m glad you got the car situation worked out! How does Harper like her new ride?

  4. emily bilbrey permalink
    July 15, 2009 8:56 am

    hooray for a great new car for you & h! i’m excited to see it – it’s very pretty lady!

    see you friday for baby thunderdome & consignment shohpping madness! whoot!

  5. July 15, 2009 10:58 am

    what a load of croc! at least it worked out in the end. my dh used to have a durango and he loved it too!

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