Yesterday we shared another big milestone in the life of our “baby.” Her first car. Now that she is back at school and has had one semester of college life, she figured that she was ready to find a job; but, there was nothing within walking distance so a car was becoming a necessity.
For weeks she had been searching the internet to find something that she liked, within our price range. She finally found one and emailed the info to me. it was a Honda, located at a Toyota dealership in Concord. The advertisement was on a local Honda dealership’s website and the ad claimed that they would get the car and bring it to their shop so we could test drive it.
For three days I went back and forth with the dealership, trying to get them to bring the car for us to see. In the meantime, the price of the car (via the online ad) went down by $500!. Still no contact from the Honda dealership and on the day before Rachel was to come home, the car vanished from the website. She was very upset.
We told her not to worry, that we would find something else. We decided to try a local lot before doing a lot of driving around and fortunately at the first lot we tried, we found a car.
After a careful test drive by dad and Rachel, the negotiating began with the car dealer. We were able to knock the price down a bit and pretty soon Rachel was signing the papers.
Getting insurance was the next step and we were afraid that she was going to have to go back to school without the car since we were doing this on a Saturday. As luck would have it, we were able to get the insurance for her and now she is the proud owner of a 2003 Nissan Murano.
Now I’ll be a nervous wreck until she gets back to school safely!