(Closed) Bought A Car,,,,(vent)

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Post # 3
2016 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

i totally understand where you are coming from. I love cars, i have worked for car companies and know a fair bit about different models. My fiance decided he wanted to replace his rather nice sports car for something more practical but he ended up buying a Skoda. I know Skodas are great car regarding reliability and is no different in the chassis to a VW or certain Audis but ITS A GRANDADS CAR!!

I was not happy when he bought it home plus its a horible shade of green/blue.

At least it makes my car look better on the driveway haha.

But yes i totally understand your frustration- i dont think they should have let you take the car out, or the guy that drove it before you should have made it clear that he was going to purchase before handing the keys over.

Post # 4
3218 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

yeah I agree that the guy should have made it a little more clear if he intended to buy the car, but also you can’t judge him for buying a car “just because”– you don’t know why he bought the car. 

I also don’t think you should buy a car you don’t love.  I made that 10-year mistake! (bought one used because I was so tired of not having a car, and now I’m stuck driving it for a long time.)

Post # 5
505 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@bookworm88:  I agree with this. My Fiance and I just bought a used z71 suburban and he hates it. We should have just gotten the FX2 truck he wanted originally. I would have waited till I found a car y’all both love.

I totally understand the vent though. I’m sorry that happened 🙁


Post # 6
6015 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I guess I don’t understand if you hated it and he was just ok with the car, you two didn’t just wait and find the car you wanted?  I hate car shopping, actually got a mingrane in a dealers office and I just walked out and went home.  I really needed a car but i refused to drive some crappy thing I hate.  I kept looking and a few days later found exactly what I wanted and at a better deal than I thought I could get.

Post # 8
3295 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat

I had something similar happen. I went to see a car from a craigslist listing in another town, and when I got there, another person was there during my “appointment.” They test drove it and bought it before I could even get in the driver’s seat! The seller was like, “oh, sorry, I guess I overbooked.” I was pissed.


So what kind of car did you get??

Post # 9
1092 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I can understand being disappointed in not getting the car you really want but to be so upset that even though you wouldn’t, you wanted to punch someone in the face? So this guy has a woman soooo angry at him she feels like hitting him just for getting to the dealership 10 minutes before and buying the car you wanted. Think of it this way, it wasn’t meant to be. I know you wanted that car but what if you did buy it and theres something wrong with it like the car with the transmission problem.

You may not be in love with your new car but you did tell your Fiance to get it. Maybe you agreed to it in anger but you still did. If you truly didn’t want it you could have told him you like the other car better and if you can’t have that one you want to keep looking and find the same make/model with low miles.


Post # 11
9752 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

i completely understand how you must feel, it sucks 🙁 he definitely should have made it clear from the beginning that he wanted to buy it! Hopefully you will be able to buy a new car in a few years that you love 🙂

Post # 12
11232 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Ill Be Mrs B:  It’s just a figure of speech.

OP, I feel you. I needed a new car last year (the fuel pump on my old car died RIGHT before Christmas and I had to replace it), but I had to wait until the spring for a couple of reasons. Found a car an hour north that was exactly what I wanted, made an appointment to come see it. I pulled up the listing online the night before to print it out, and they’d sold the car. Didn’t even bother to tell me, despite knowing that I had an hour’s drive. I emailed the guy, and he was like, “Oh yeah, we sold it. I have another one, though, that’s two years older and a turbo.” I told him no thank you, and he got mad at me! He didn’t understand why I didn’t want an 8 year old car with a turbo? Dude, really?

I gave up looking, actually, and then randomly pulled up AutoTrader one day and a dealership right by me had exactly what I wanted, in my price range. They were very helpful, nice, and accommodating, too. They actually stayed late one night to get my loan paperwork done, though I kept telling them that I couldn’t take the car that night anyway, since I obviously wouldn’t have insurance on it, since, you know, I didn’t know that I was going to fall in love with it and want to take it home right then.

Post # 13
42 posts
  • Wedding: September 2013

I feel you! I think some one was pissed at me two weeks ago when I bought my Corolla S.

It’s a 2012… I said to a salesman I’ll buy it right now and have car half paid off.. He was so quick to move car off platform and move it into the back. A few people looked at me with so much envy cuz they knew I only walked in 10mins ago and was already buying a car and they could tell how quickly things moved that I had enough money to buy it without second thought. I felt bad cuz I heard a couple arguing over a price of a Camry. Buying a car is like buying a house.. There can be bidding wars or people who drag their feet and get things taken out from under them…. Or they just don’t have the funds to buy and back out and other people jump on it.

I’m glad you were able to get a newer car! It’s amazing feeling. I own a 2000 expedition and a 97 eclipse they’ve given me issues from get go.. But the Avengers kick ass. I had narrowed my car choice to Avenger and Corolla. I went with Corolla for many reasons. Enjoy the new car! Congrats!

Post # 14
528 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Sorry to hear about your car buying experience. I know how frustrating it can be to make such a big purchase. I just recently bought a car and I love it but after I left I still felt ripped off. But at the end of the day, I need it so I am just going to have to write the check every month and deal with it. Hope things start looking up for you.

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