Got the Cruze LT, fucking red. I’ve only ever had red cars because of my wife. I always just said fine, get red. I tried SO HARD to not get a red car. I’m cursed. Right price, right options, red is fine.
So, I called a dealer chain in SE Mich and Lansing area as they had over 200 Cruzes on their lots. They were the ones I first saw drop their prices so low. I had a list, people are suffering in Lordstown and I want nice options. Backup camera, heated seats, heated outside mirrors, remote start, and upgraded sound system (because duh). The chain came back with an ok price, said I’d keep them in mind. They asked what price would get me to buy it and I gave it to them. They did say to call them back before I finalize a deal with someone else. Now, why would I do this? I told them to come at me with their best price the first time. I was clear. Also, they wouldn’t be lowering the price for ME, they’d be doing it to beat another dealer.
I found one in Traverse City, about 3 hours away. They had TWO of their three were exactly what I wanted. Oh but the black one had been used in demos and the red one is new. I called their online sales guy and we talked and I told him what I told the chain dealer, bring me your best price. He did his thing and called me back and he BEAT my price by $150. So, I got the insurance going, and I told him I’d need to come get it next weekend as I have plans this upcoming weekend and the Vibe goes to my sister, I’m not doing the drop off trade in, drive home new routine.
Andrew, the guy I was dealing with said, “How about if my guys put your new car on a flatbed and we’ll deliver it to you tomorrow.”
Gee, that would be awesome AND convenient. Yes, let’s do that. It’ll be here around 12:30pm