Welp. My suspicions were correct. Something was majorly fucked up with my Versa. A day or two after this post, a co-worker and my husband both noticed that my car was leaking oil in a major way. Fan-fuckin-tastic. I had even less time to work with trading my car in than I had initially thought.
As you know, I put down a deposit on a car at Wyoming Valley Motors. In the meantime, I decided to shop around. I stopped at a Fiat dealer after work on that Wednesday. Car shopping all day Tuesday left me with a bad taste in my mouth, and I had a slight attiude when I walked into the car dealership. The sales person seemed uninterested in my business. I responded by threatening to walk out of the damn place. After the pissing match between the two of us was over, I decided to test drive a Fiat 500 through Archbald. I ended up really really liking the car.
Since it was getting late, the dealership decided to work up some numbers and check my credit and call me back the next morning. The next morning, I received a call to let me know that my crappy-ass credit qualified me for 0% financing at 60 months or 1.9% financing at 72 months. Honestly, I think I was paying about 8% financing on the Versa. It was already a win in my book.
Now it was just a matter of finding the model and color I wanted. Easy enough right? Wrong. There are seriously about 8 million different colors (interior and exterior) and models to pick from. I finally found a gray model with dark leather, a sunroof, rims, and a back-up cam. It soooooo reminds me of my old VW Bug.
(side by side)
I signed the papers on Thursday night, I ended up sticking around at the dealership until well after they closed (9pm). They were very accommodating and helped me move the contents of my car over to the new one. I forgot that I left the sledgehammer in the trunk. That was interesting to explain, believe you me. The guys invited me to have a beer with them in the parking lot in celebration and soon after I pulled away in my new “luxury golf cart” (my friends words, not mine).
Friday was the day I was scheduled to pick up the VW Jetta I had picked out at Wyoming Valley Motors. I called to let them know I purchased a vehicle elsewhere. I had no remorse as I got a better deal (1100 more dollars for the trade-in) and better financing. However, WVM was very upset. All that I really cared about was getting my deposit on the Jetta back. They were more than happy to take to take the deposit over the phone, but were making a huge issue out of refunding the money back to me over the phone. “You have to come in to get it back on your card.” Working an odd shift and living 30 miles away from the dealership does not allow me that luxury, sorry. After playing phone tag for 4 days, I finally had enough and put in a dispute with my bank. I received the money back. Jerks. Avoid Wyoming Valley Motors like the plague, if you can.
I still enjoy the car. The only thing I’m (slightly) upset about is the fact that I was not told that the sunroof in the Fiat was not “a power sunroof”. Basically, I have a large window in my roof that doesn’t move. The gas MPG on it is exactly the same as the Versa, thankfully.
Also, another update. Remember that big accident that happened right near my house? They cut down the large pine tree that the car crashed into. The unfortunate thing is now I have a direct view into the trailer park.
The word on the street in Sweet Valley is that the kid that crashed into the tree has life altering injuries. My husband said that he noticed a change collection container in a local business that made mention of injuries to his brain stem. A quick search of Google makes me sad to think that this could have all been avoided if he wasn’t speeding.