Post # 1
Ugh I just need to get this out of my system because I am still upset about it. Anyway my Fiance and I bought a new car(well a fairly new used car) yesterday. I am very thankful that we have the ability to afford upgrading our car and we are very fortunate and I am so happy for that. So I may sound somewhat spoiled but I just need to vent for a minute.
We went to the dealership yesterday(after going to quite a few before arriving at this one) and we were looking for a specific car from their website. Turns out that car was having some transmission problems so I was definitely not buying that. So then we look at some other cars in our price range. One of them really stands out it is the first one we test drive and it is gorgeous. It has everything that we want plus extras and fairly low miles, I fell in love with this car the second I sat in the driver’s seat. So now comes the point where I am upset, there was a man who test drove this car litterally right before us. Like they got out and handed our salesman the keys because we were waiting to drive it. Well that man ended up buying the car when he got back in the dealership.
I really wanted to punch this guy in the face, and no I would never actually do it I was really that upset over it I wanted this car so badly and we needed a new car because ours was falling apart, and we could actually afford it. And he just bought it as an extra car just for fun, which probably makes me the most upset because we actually needed it and he bought it just because he could. Ugh anyway so then we look at the other cars in our price range, which isn’t a whole lot. We drive a another and it isn’t good at all and then we find the one we end up purchasing. Don’t get me wrong I am thankful we have it but I look at it and drive it and I feel like “eh so what.” And it was more expensive than the other car we looked at and in my opinion nowhere near as nice(and not as valuable according to kbb either)
We spent over an hour negotiating the price and the manager absolutely did not move on his price, which was litterally our top dollar we had to spend. So we walked out, when we got to the car I was beyond pissed. Fiance says he likes this other car and he doesn’t see the big deal with paying that much etc. Basically I said if he wants it we will go back in there and get it but I won’t be happy with it lol. So he goes and gets the guy to drop the price a whopping $100. So we end up buying this car. Fiance is happy with it which makes me happy, I am just going to be bitter for a few days and I needed to get this off my chest and vent.
Thanks to anyone who read this rant without thinking I am completely nuts. Basically I just feel like I paid more for something I settled on when I could have paid less for the one that I actually wanted. Rant over. Thanks for listening
Post # 3
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
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
@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
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 # 7
I just needed to vent, and my Fiance really likes the new car I just don’t. It is a nice car and it is better than the car we had before I think I just need to get over being so upset about the first car before I get excited about this one. And yea car shopping was fun for about an hour but we were shopping for 9 hours and I was just so over it at that point. But Fiance really likes the new car I appreciate you guys listening I guess I am just really disappointed is all. And I do agree that the guy who bought it should have made it clear right away that he was going to purchase it because then we wouldn’t have even test drove it knowing we couldn’t get it and I probably wouldn’t be so disappointed. Again thanks for listening it makes me feel a little better to get my frustration out.
Post # 8
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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
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 # 10
@sherryberry: We got a 2008 Dodge Avenger, and I probably wouldn’t have been as upset had we not been allowed to test drive it but the second I got in that car I fell in love with it but I didn’t even have the option to buy it.
@Ill Be Mrs B: No I didn’t actually want to punch him in the face that is a general phrase I use when I am pissed off. It’s weird I know but when I am mad I usally say something along the lines of “damnit I want to punch someone in the face.” That is just because I am angry no I would not actually punch someone nor do I actually have the physical desire to do so, my Fiance is aware that is basically my way of saying I’m really effin pissed. And yes I told him to get it I know that. He really loves the car and he is very happy. And it isn’t like a piece of crap car or anything I just don’t personally like it and I feel like the main reason is because I haven’t gotten over losing the one I loved. Once I get over it I am sure I will probably like our car much better.
Post # 11
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
@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
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
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.
Post # 15
Thanks everyone I am getting over it venting had helped me move on from being disappointed and try to be excited about the fact we still have a new car whether it is the one I wanted or not.
@Ms_Severna_Park: I would have gladly gone into a bidding war I even offered more than the asking price for the original car but they go on a first come first serve basis and that guy just happened to get to test drive the car 5 minutes before we did. It is what it is and I can’t change it no matter how much I would like to.
@katie395: Yup just time to deal with it and move on I know it is something I can’t change I just wanted to get my frustrations off my chest instead of keeping them bottled up and making myself even more angry about it.
@vorpalette: Glad you got the car that you wanted but it sucks that first salesman was such an a-hole. Luckily our salesman was very nice but there was nothing he could do to change that the other man had gotten to the dealership right before we did.