Ok, so we have 2 vehicles. a 4 door hyundai elantra and an Ford F150 Lariat. the car is the family car, the car we load miles onto. Dh bought the truck as the 4WD vehicles for bad weather, hauling wood and other big items, and ok, i always wanted a truck LOL. but its a gas guzzler, expensive to keep up with, etc. the truck sits there most of the time, to be used when we need to drive seperately to work, need to haul something big or when we just feel like driving it.
Well, i have been hinting around that the car is not going to be big enough for us, 2 teenagers and a baby. all my efforts paid of and DH decided that the logical thing to do would be to trade the truck in and keep the car as a work vehicle. so now he is on a rampae to find us our perfect vehicle. he REALLY likes KIA Sorentos and it has 3rd row seating and lots of room. so he convinced me to take a drive 45 minutes AFTER work to go to the dealership to take a look at them. out the door we went (5:30pm) with the understanding that we would just take a look, get some prices and thats it. let me stop here and mention that I HAVENT SLEPT IN A WEEK AND IM EXHAUSTED. so we get out to the Kia dealership and we get this moron of sales guy who is too lazy to really bother with our questions, he lets us in the vehicle and we play with all the fancy gadgets (most unneeded). the whole time focusing his attention on me, the pregnancy and the fact that we both had our children 15 years apart (i surely didnt mention that i adopted Brianna). we go in the building so i can rest my back and dh asks to run numbers and to see what we could get for the truck. the guy completely didnt want to help us, and told us to come back on Saturday. :eek: annoyed we left, however, we are friends with one of the managers. later we found out ALL the info he gave us was wrong he was too lazy.
any who, we took a stroll downt he street to the Toyota place and got a call from a KIA dealership that was 15 down the road, they told us the guy was waiting for us and would ony take a few minutes to give us the value of our truck and crunch numbers. against my will, we headed down there. at this point it is 7pm. we get there, and NOONE has a clue why we are there. The person we were told to ask for (turns out to be the GM) was on VACATION! so we get this fluzy of a girl helping us, and we made it clear that we were not purchasing, just trying to get figures. she new i was tired and miserable, (i apologized in the beginning to her for getting an unnecessary attitude with her) and again, we clearly stated we just wanted numbers. so they take the truck to appraise it, we go off looking at vehicles. 30 minutes later the truck comes back and they give us the value which is WAY under BB value. and then start pushing for us to buy the vehicle, we remind them, AGAIN we are not buying. so this guy comes out, who is the BIL to the guy we were originally told to ask for, and he crunches numbers. what he doesnt realize is that we did our homework and KNOW that there are alot of rebates out ther right now PLUS military discount. so i can tell he is annoyed but he leaves and comes back with new numbers, that do not include military discount but DOES have us putting $1500 down. still, he is pushing to keep us there to buy this vehicle NOW. again, we remind we are not buying today. at this point, i am pissed off for SO many reasons. why in the world would you try to tell us to put down X amount of $$ when we have a truck also that we are trading for ALOT of $$.?? at this point, it is 8:30pm, he KNOWS i am tired and cranky, yet this *ss hole pushes and pushes. finally i stood up and told him that we just wanted numbers, we have them, gnite! after that he STILL tried to keep us there. i looked at the guy, reminded him AGAIN that i am FULL TERM pregnant and TIRED, and an hour from home, turned and walked out. There was alot more all of this but i dont want to bore you further. i know that they push to sell their vehicles, but how in the world do people expect to get business and sales when they dont LISTEN to their customers??
in the end, i didnt get to bed until 10pm and now im am even more miserable and tired than i was. i dislike idiots alot LOL. why do i have a feeling DH is gonna drag me all over the state this weekend looking at vehicles??
Sorry this is so long and boring, just wanted to get it written down and off my chest. if you made it this far, thanks for listening