You know that old saying about “best laid plans?”
Yeah I can’t quite remember it either so with the way today turned out, it’s probably a good thing I didn’t really have a plan for Monday.
We certainly had no plans to do this
It was all quite innocent really. Go look at trucks, see what we like, discover what deals are out there…sleep on it.
If I slept during the last six hours I was oblivious to the fact and find myself incontrovertibly exhausted. Due to some connections Mr. Sweet Butter has we were able to get a GMC discount that gave us a better than friends and family price, so there was far less haggling than with traditional car shopping, which I hate with doing with the heat of a thousand suns.
Of course the finance guy tried to pull a few rabbits out of his hat with bogus credit scores. Enter the iPad revolution. I happen to monitor the credit for both Mr. Sweet Butter and myself through my bank and have our current three bureau credit reports and scores on hand at a moments notice. The look on this man’s face was priceless when I whipped them up on my iPad called his bluff and upped the pot.
Needless-to-say he quickly redirected, evaded and as indiscreetly as possible folded his hand. It was a slam dunk and we drove home with a fully loaded Sierra for less than we could have leased it for.
14 miles under it’s radials; it’s ripe for breaking in.
Ooh and it has that nifty OnStar system. I’ve always wanted a car with that. It’s like having the K.I.T.T car from Knight Rider in a truck. I used to dream of having a car that would talk to me, give me directions, have access to emergency service; a great restaurant. Our salesman Jason was super helpful and set everything up for us.
Best part of all, I have wheels again. Ever since we turned in our last truck for end of lease term in April we’ve been living with one vehicle and I’ve been stuck in the home for much of the week. I have freedom to drive again and my little G35 has a new friend to keep her company in the driveway.
Just noticed we’re in handicapped parking, better get this baby outta here before we get a ticket.