Car Shopping

@Bensen32 (3678)
United States
May 12, 2019 12:24pm CST
Yesterday my son talked me into going with him car shopping and I should have said no. I hate car shopping, we spent almost 5 hours at the dealership. That is 5 hours I will never get back lol. I'm all for spending time with my son but not at a car dealer, even though it was at Carmax where they are a lot less pressure driven it still sucks. Of course some of the time was my son trying to make a choice on if he wanted the car or not. I totally get it though you got to make sure you want to spend your money on it or not. Well we did have some laughs and we got the salesman so comfortable with us that at one point he cursed following our lead and he just looked at us with this like surprised look on his face like "oh no, I'm in trouble". Neither my son or I even noticed till he apologized. Then we told him we didn't even notice and we started to laugh. He said, "you guys are going to get me in trouble" and then we all laughed. He did end up getting the vehicle and he was pretty happy about it. I'm kind of glad he got it cause the old car was on it's way to major problems.
9 people like this
9 responses
@Mulidi (1650)
• Cruz Bay, Virgin Islands (U.S.)
12 May
I'm glad to hear that I hope he pick nice one
2 people like this
@Bensen32 (3678)
• United States
12 May
Yea, he got a Jeep
1 person likes this
@Mulidi (1650)
• Cruz Bay, Virgin Islands (U.S.)
12 May
@Bensen32 number one it's nice car
1 person likes this
@kareng (11943)
• United States
12 May
I hate car shopping and will not put up with BS. My husband gets annoyed sometimes but I tell it like it is. When shopping for my last car, I found one online in a city about 20 miles south of Baton Rouge. We went to look at it and the tag had another price on it. I had printed out the page from the website with another price, less of course. A salesman met us and brought us inside to "talk." I told him we didn't have long that I wanted to be home for the LSU football game in one hour. I asked for the "best" price on the car and was told the price on the sticker was the best price. I then said so you don't honor the sale prices that you post on the internet? He didn't know what to say and said there was not a sale on that car. I pulled out my paper I had printed and showed him the vin number and told him to go look at the one on the car. It was on in the same. He ended up calling his sales manager and I told them thank you for wasting my time. I would never buy a vehicle from them ever and walked off. My husband was a little embarrassed but I told him that was totally unethical and they had no clue what one department was doing from the next department there.
1 person likes this
@Bensen32 (3678)
• United States
12 May
And I believe that is illegal in Illinois at least they would have to honor the price the posted.
1 person likes this
@kareng (11943)
• United States
13 May
@Bensen32 The manager said they would honor it but I had a very bad taste in my mouth by that time. And was aggravated because I missed the start of the football game.
1 person likes this
@kareng (11943)
• United States
18 May
@Bensen32 It seems like there is no communication in between departments in a lot of businesses these days. Sad.
1 person likes this
@amadeo (95320)
• United States
12 May
what kind of car did he get.
1 person likes this
@Bensen32 (3678)
• United States
13 May
The Jeep Patriot
@amadeo (95320)
• United States
13 May
@Bensen32 very nice and very cool.Good luck there.
1 person likes this
@Bensen32 (3678)
• United States
13 May
@amadeo Yea, so far he seems to like it.
@Ronrybs (9255)
• London, England
12 May
These days I refuse to own a car, let alone go shopping for one. Your fortitude is greater than mine!
1 person likes this
@Bensen32 (3678)
• United States
13 May
Yea, kind of need a car around here.
1 person likes this
@Ronrybs (9255)
• London, England
13 May
@Bensen32 Luckily for me, around here I can walk everywhere or use my bicycle. Long journeys are by train, so I can drink my tea and read
1 person likes this
@Bensen32 (3678)
• United States
13 May
@Ronrybs that would be nice.
1 person likes this
@andriaperry (80142)
• Anniston, Alabama
12 May
The last car I bought was from a person, it was so easy, I loved it.
1 person likes this
@Bensen32 (3678)
• United States
12 May
LOL, yea I don't trust people enough that they are not just selling me their problem.
1 person likes this
@andriaperry (80142)
• Anniston, Alabama
12 May
@Bensen32 Well, I did buy from someone wealthy. Her hubby drives it to work only, retires and they don`t need the 2011 Kia Soul , sells it to me for $2,800 back in 2016. I am still driving it and only had the oil changed and a new set of keys made.
1 person likes this
@Bensen32 (3678)
• United States
13 May
@andriaperry Sounds like you got a good deal
@Corbin5 (145347)
• United States
12 May
That car will serve your son well. All that time spent did end well.
1 person likes this
@Bensen32 (3678)
• United States
13 May
Yea, glad he got what he wanted and he's happy about it
1 person likes this
• Peoria, Arizona
12 May
I remember being dragged around with my dad when he was car shopping. I was really little so of course I would be bored. But being little and adorable I did get to sit in some fancy cars haha
1 person likes this
@Bensen32 (3678)
• United States
13 May
lol
@JohnRoberts (81805)
• Los Angeles, California
12 May
Car searching is never a fun thing.
1 person likes this
@Bensen32 (3678)
• United States
12 May
Yea, and it's really not fun when you are not getting the new car.
1 person likes this
@snowy22315 (68601)
• United States
12 May
Well at least car shopping is over for now. It isn't one of my favorite activities either, but it has to be done.
1 person likes this
@Bensen32 (3678)
• United States
12 May
Yea, till it gets to the end of the year that is when I am thinking of getting a new one. So I will get to do this again this year, maybe I will drag him with me so he can enjoy it all over again too.
1 person likes this