my engine is idling at the starting line



test driving new to me vehicles should be fun...

i am fast finding out that it isn't... 

so not helpful when the used car lot i went to had several of the vehicles i wanted to try out and they were sure i wanted to buy each one…

ford fiesta…

honda crv…

toyota prius… 

i was moved away from the Chevrolet Sonic with a "that's going to cost you about $8000 more" - but maybe that's only because i drove the ford fiesta the wrong way down a one way street and tried to return it to a different car lot – both times with a salesman in the passenger seat? 


nah.... that's not it...  

it really is okay though, because the sonic was not a pretty red hatchback – it was boring black with a trunk.  unless maybe it came with a neat Men In Black Forgetallaboutit Flash Stick?  

must go back and check…

after the 3rd test drive they told me i was starting my own "has to be re-detailed" car pile… 

um... 

suck it up boys.  I don’t get paid to test drive…  



and my nice little jeep is worth more than you said it was...


i really think they didn’t expect this nice little old lady to leave without a purchase

or a new to me try it over night vehicle...

even after telling me someone just called and wanted to look at the one i just brought back and if they buy it... 

refer back to my description of self two lines ago - specifically the word "old" and read it as; been there. heard that. too MANY times to believe it's true...

sure, it could be true but you know what?  if a car sells before i decide i want it, it wasn't mine to begin with… (because that's how the universe rolls)

i haven't tried them all yet and i needed a car to make me fall out of love with the one i already have and that didn't happen... 

and since when is NO not an acceptable answer?

what to do.

what to do.

i think i shall rest my little Flintstone feet and continue test driving another day...

starting with that sonic...


ready the checkered flag!




3 comments:

  1. Oh, man. I remember buying cars when I was single. I hated it, and I sucked at it. Bought two cars paying the full price they quoted, with no effort to negotiate. So I guess I contributed to their assumptions about female car buyers. Now it's up to you to teach them today's reality. Drive those cars, take your time, wait for the one that sweeps you off your feet. And then, since they will have invested a lot of time in you, drive a hard bargain. I'll be over here cheering for you.

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    1. thank you <3 being single, female and not 21 anymore certainly makes it tough... as does having no one to help you make sense of your thoughts - good, bad or otherwise.

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  2. I hate car buying. Which is why I make it a mission to try to keep my cars for 20 years. This time around I did the easiest thing. I took my dad's car when he stopped driving. It drives like a boat and guzzles gas, but at least it was free and I didn't have to deal with any salespeople.

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