24 March 2009
New Car Shopping
On Friday I took m y beloved CR-V in for its 90,000 mile tune up and to have the air conditioner looked at because it started not doing its job toward the end of fall. The service guy called me to tell me that it would cost $3600 to repair my air conditioning, but that Honda had a special deal for me since I was such a long time customer and that I could get it repaired for $1300. I was floored. I had planned to have this car for at least 200,000 miles.
So Bob and I decided that maybe we should do some car shopping. We looked at all our favorite places and test drove a Nissan Altima, a Hyundai Sonata, a Kia Sonata and a Toyota Camry. Nothing really impressed me so much that I was eager to trade in my car. QUITE an unusual feeling for me, as I love driving new cars!
So after some discussion, we decided that I needed to repair my Honda and try to get another 110,000 miles out of it.
Now some of you are thinking: what a waste of time (and energy speaking to salespeople!) but I believe all things happen for a purpose. Won't it be interesting to see how this information helps me in the future?