Sunday, May 27, 2007

Car buying experiences.. this one from Danny

I am without a minivan at the moment, we have been having transmission problems. The other day we found that it was going to be costly to fix so we thought we would look to see what is out there and maybe buy another minivan. So I found another all wheel drive minivan, newer with less miles and Rae and I went to take a look at it. It took me three days to hook up with the guy selling the van. Rae and I stop by his place, take a look at the van. It's ok, body is a little beat, but we are looking to go cheap so why not. I ask the guy to take a test drive. He says "well I can't have you driving it but I will take you for a ride in it." WHAT?? Then he says "I just can't take the chances I have been burned once before on a vehicle that was wrecked." I tell him I have full coverage, shouldn't be a problem, he says "Well, no I can't do it, I hope you understand" to which I say "No I don't" and walked away. Yeah, like I am going to buy a beat up minivan without driving it. So let me see, how are the brakes? Does it pull to one side? How does the steering feel? Yeah, and I bet he would answer these totally honestly... Ok, dude, get a life, pay for full coverage if you are that concerned and let people test drive it. Anyhow, needless to say we didn't buy it, we just walked away and under our breath wished him lotsa luck selling it.
P.S. Think we are gonna keep the van and fix it.

1 comment:

A Paperback Writer said...

To the vehicle's seller: duh.
On another driving note: I saw one of those only-in-Utah license plates today. It said: omyheck
I was amused. :)