I was all set to say goodbye to my old friend and get a new one. As much as I love this one, the speedometer and odometer stopped working months ago, the brakes are being nursed along and the body is so rusty the engine can drop out at any minute so it needs to go. We emptied 13 years of accumulated car registrations, insurance cards and toys. I got behind the well for what I thought was the last time and drove to the Nissan dealer in Franklin Square. We met with this dealer last week and he gave us a great price which included no interest and no down payment financing. It took until today to decide this was the car I was willing to give up my friend for.
We arrived and was greeted by enthusiastically by the salesman. He showed us the car. We filled out the paperwork so he could check our credit. We discussed the price and he even agreed to with the amount of money we would be paying monthly. Everything seemed to be going great and then the manager showed up. I knew this meant trouble. He then went over financing and told us we could have 0% financing or a $1500, not both. He promised both Wednesday and the salesman agreed to both today. He told us we were mistaken. We ended up walking out and driving my old friend home.
I need a new car but I can wait a few months. I can't deal with car dealers now. I won't go back to this dealer. I'd rather pay someone else more, someone who will be honest up front. I'm not even sure I will still consider the Rogue I wanted. The Rav 4 is starting to look better and the Mazda CX 5 is also a possibility.