New Year, New Car

On Wednesday, I was at work, when Drew texted me and told me that he was looking online at Blue Knob Auto and saw a 2016 Hyundai Tucson, 10,000 miles. I looked online and saw the car and I loved it! It was basically brand new! I was instantly excited. Drew went back and forth with them on the phone. They said, they will hold it for several hours, but can’t promise they will hold it for the weekend. We understood, but sometimes the whole “We work at Pitt” card tends to work, but not in this case.

After texting off and on with Drew throughout the day, we decided we should leave early tomorrow, like an hour early, if not a half of a day and go get the car. Well I looked up where this place is located it. It is located in Altoona which is far East an hour to 2 hours away from us.
At lunch, I told Nancy what we were looking to do and she said, that we should  contact her nephew in Monroeville, and said we were crazy to go to Altoona. I thought were too, but it is still a damn good deal! We were crazy if we passed this up.
On the way home, Drew and I decided to forgo the gym and go test driv

e a Hyundai at one of at dealerships in Moon. We were going to not tell them, that we were planning to buy one at another dealer. We just were looking to purchase one and wanted to see how they drive because we heard so many great things about them.

When we arrived at the Dealership, Drew did most of the talking. They said, the only used one they had was a 2015 Hyundai Tuscon and it was black on black. We went outside and he pulled it out of the parking space for us to check out. We asked if we could go for a test drive. The dealer said, “yea, no problem. Let me get a license plate.” When he was inside, I got into the car, and Drew was standing outside my door. He asked, what I thought? I said, “well the one tomorrow is much better, and modern. The front looks like a turtle.” He laughed and agreed with me.

Eventually the dealer came back to the car, and he got into the passenger side and Drew got in the backseat. He asked if he we wanted to go on highway, instead of the parking lot. The parking lot was still not all that clear of snow and ice. I said, “Okay, I guess the highway.” I was so nervous about getting on the highway. While I was driving, he gave us directions, turn right on this road, left on this road. I knew where we were, but we went down broadhead road, and I know if you go straight you can go to Aliquippa, but that is it. Well he had me make a right, and then it will loop us back around onto University. There were a couple yields I had to make and I did them successfully. I was so nervous.

When we arrived to the Dealership, he took our information and would let us know if anything would come up, I was hoping he wouldn’t call us. When we left the dealership and arrived home, Drew and I got our papers together for the next day.

On Thursday, I couldn’t wait to leave early and go get my car. We left Oakland a little bit before 3pm (Typically get out at 4:30pm). We got into my little Cobalt, and drove towards Altoona. This dealership, was in this little town just outside of Altoona. I was so cranky when we arrived. It was much colder than Pittsburgh there. They were calling for windstorm and some snow, around the time that we were leaving. Nancy said, “It always snows up in those mountains.” The drive there wasn’t so bad, but we weren’t look forward to the drive home. We met with Meghan, who was our sales representative. She started us on our paperwork, and then encouraged us to go on 15min test drive with the car. She handed us the keys to the car and a license plate with some screws. We are to hand-screw the license plate onto the car, before we test drive. She told us where the car was parked and where to find it. They have a no hassle or haggle sales policy, so you have to go find the car. We walked to the parking lot that was behind the building. The parking lot was full of trucks and SUVs. She said, to keep hitting the panic button. It was so cold and so windy. Well sure enough, we heard the horn in the last row of parked SUVs.

When we got in the car, I started it up for a bit and turned the windshield wipers on to clean the windshield. This car was so much nicer, than my Cobalt. I am already sold. I drove around the parking lot, the brakes were so tight. This car is so new. I love it! When we got to the front of the dealership, I parked the car and turned it off. As we getting out of the car, Drew said, “Babe, I am so sorry we are out here doing this now, In this weather.” I said, “Baby, that is sweet, but it is a good deal. We can’t pass this up.” I love how sweet he can be. We walked into the dealership, and to Meghan’s office. I said, “Sold.” She laughed and sat us down to finish up her part of the paperwork. We had to go through financing that is another office and a little bit of a wait.

When we took a seat in the lobby, we didn’t get into a finance office until 8:00pm. We arrived there at a little after 5:00pm. We finished up the paperwork. All-in-all, in the car itself was $17,000 (not included the interior cleaning warranty),  we traded cobalt for $1,000, and financed $15,000. We chose the 7 year payment plan, no penalty if we pay it off before 7-years. I am so happy. We signed all the papers, and then she handed us the keys and our copies of the documents, then we were on our way.

When we walked outside, we still had to clean our cobalt. Drew brought my cobalt from the other side of the building to where my new car was, and then I threw everything into the trunk of my new car. I threw stuff in the backseat of my new car. I was so over it. Drew drove us home in my new car.

On the way home, we drove through a windstorm. There were snow mounds on either side of the highway, and it would blow the wind in front of you. Visibility would be so low at times, that people drove really slow with their 4 ways on. I couldn’t wait to get home. It took for forever. When we finally got home, it was a little past 10pm. I was exhausted. I got changed and went straight to bed. We both had to work in the morning.

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