I drive a Honda CR-V and love it. It is so reliable and functional. I bought it new from Reagan Honda in 2004 and have put 115,000 miles on it driving it to and from work and on various vacations. For awhile now I have been wanting a different car, something that will be fun to drive to and from work. I commute 30 miles one way and since I spend about an hour in the car a day, I wanted to really enjoy the experience!
I started out by searching the internet. Just spent some time looking here and there for various cars. I did a little looking in town and when Bob and Ashley went to St. Louis for a doctor's appointment, I had them look at a couple of cars there as well.
Nothing was really catching my eye. I started watching every car I saw on the highway and when one caught my eye, I'd look to see what it was. I started noticing that I really liked Chryslers. So I started to focus my research on Chrysler products and discovered the Sebring and it was LOVE!! I found three in the immediate area and made plans to test drive them on Friday.
I drove a white one with a hard top that was really pretty at Capital City Nissan. I then went to Auffenberg Motors and drove a pretty gray one. I loved the ride! I had one more to check out in Columbia at Joe Machens Toyota. Bob and Ashley scouted it out for me while I was in class. Ashley took photos for me and I could tell I needed to see it.
After class I drove into Columbia to meet the crew at JM Toyota. The car was in the back, with the top up. I loved the color and the black top. My salesman, George, put the top down and inside was gorgeous! So much prettier than the other interiors plus had a warranty, Sirius radio, Bluetooth, and was a year newer than the other two I drove on Friday! Plus.... it was RED!
We made the deal on Saturday (today!) and I am to pick it up on Monday. I am excited to own my first convertible!
PS... My salesman at Capital City Nissan sent me a nasty text when I told him I had made a deal at JM Toyota. After I thanked him for his work in helping me, he responded with, "Thank you.... for nothing." He went on to ridicule me for not buying local. I do buy local, when my local dealers have what I want. This time that didn't happen. Just wanted you to know that it really is "buyer beware" out there... beware of rude salespeople!