Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Hunt Continues...


Day One of the hunt for a replacement car that fits within the budgeted amount is over. I drove a few cars that were either too expensive or too crappy. Still looking for the middle road - a decent car with fairly low mileage that only costs an arm instead of an arm and a leg.

Going to see someone who is selling their cobalt privately tomorrow. I am hoping they didn't make a mistake on kijiji about the mileage because it is VERY low.  I haven't bought a car privately for a loooong time but am willing to try. I don't think I can talk to another used car salesman again tomorrow - I need break. But I only have the rental til Thursday night so the pressure is on...

But enough for now, must put my weary body to bed...
Cheers everybody:)


  1. good luck!!

  2. Have you looked at Leasebusters?

    I almost went with them instead of repairing my Ford. I found a 2006 Honda Civic with 12 months remaining and buy-out at the end for $8000.

  3. I'm hoping this works out well for you.
    We have had good luck at buying privately and really it will all come down to the finally price and if it's a good deal for you.
    Plus you don't have to listen to any big sales pitch.

  4. Didn't try Leasebusters - I don't know if there's one around here or not - not familiar with them, but thanks Karissa!
    Hi witch - ended up not going private after all but with a small dealership and they charged me $0 administration fee as opposed to $450 from the large dealership (I guess that's how they maintain their large waiting room with free cookies n'all!)
    Thanks Susanna!

  5. I bought my little old car privately and have never regretted it. I think a private seller is a lot less shonky than some used car salesmen.


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