We have been on a slow search for a newer vehicle for me the last couple months. A good friend of mine, Cheri, owns a car lot and her wonderful son (Matt) has been looking at the auctions for my latest crush. I say crush because I am totally in love with the GMC Envoy XL.
They are such a nice, smooth ride. Just thinking about driving one makes me all warm and fuzzy in my heart. Right now, I have a ’98 Expedition
and I love it but it’s getting old. We bought it with 130,000 miles on it 3.5yrs ago and it has 165,000 on it now. Little things are starting to go and we figure it’s time to upgrade before it nickel and dimes us to death. Better to trade it in when it’s still worth something even if it’s not a lot.
So we went and checked one out yesterday at a different dealership. It seemed like it was a good deal so we took the 20min drive out to see it. Of course it drove awesomely and was hard to bring back but I knew it wouldn’t be mine when the sales guy told us what he would give us for our vehicle’s trade in. I think Dan was ready to try to haggle some more but I knew Steve (the sales guy) wasn’t anywhere near the ballpark we were playing in.
On the drive home, Dan gave me a lecture about expecting too much vehicle for too little money. I think he was highly irritated with me. I told him that my expectations weren’t that high considering that most people are dumping SUV’s and you should be able to get them pretty dirt cheap these days. I’m an anomaly in today’s world. Most of the population is running to a compact car and I still want a SUV, albeit smaller than I currently have. Knowing this, I feel like I have a better poker hand than the sales guy. I don’t have to jump on his first offer because it means more to him than to me. There’s more Envoys for sale but are there a ton more people our there that are crushing on them so much? Prolly not.
And the other thing is that my friend’s son is still looking out for one. I know that they’ll give me a good deal and/or tell me when a deal is too good not to take. I checked with Matt if what the guy was offering was decent and he laughed. Not a chance. See… I knew I know something about something. I may not know a whole lotta about cars but something I do know about is being cheap and how to spot a giant load of BS.
The search continues *sigh* I’ll let you know when I find my love. I know the perfect Envoy XL is out there. Til then, I just have to play hard to get