Sunday, June 11, 2006

Grey ghost

After spending a rainy Pride with the folks from GLAD, Petunia and I headed out to the Toyota dealership yesterday to buy our new car. Um, yes--NEW! With new car smell! Neither of us has ever had a new car, so we're very excited to be the first owners of this 2006 Corolla CE (color: Phantom Gray). I'm proud of my negotiation job, too--many thanks to my dad, who told me to play dealers off each other until I got a price I liked ("You have to play the player"), and to my mom, who's the Biggest C. Ever of Car Negotiations. Her advice got us a free cargo net for the trunk and gave us confidence to walk away from good, but not great, deals. Thanks again, Mom and Dad--now your grandchild will have a reliable ride and her/his mamas won't be shitting themselves over repair costs. Sweet!


Blogger Hashbrown said...

You are the Big C! You negociated the best price ever and got us a free cargo net! I am a lucky lady!
I love ya, Big C!

8:06 PM  
Anonymous Jenny PP said...

I tried to leave this comment before but it didn't go so hot.... congrats ladies! It is so nice to have the piece of mind that comes with a new car. Hooray! I can't wait to see it!

And congrats on being the Big C as usual, Miss AJWP. :)

12:18 PM  
Blogger Canada said...

Sweet! My Dad loves his Toyota - he'll never change make again. Nice negotiating, AJWP!

8:43 PM  

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