Retired Air Force veteran
December 2, 2017
I needed a new car to replace my 2005 Ford Taurus wagon, but had no particular vehicle or brand in mind. I wanted the latest safety features, video cameras, and superior upholstery, etc., and wanted close to the flexible cargo capacity of my station wagon. There are no station wagons on the market anymore, so I was very open to any brand or model.
My first searches were on the Web, then I drove around and looked at new cars on lots. I concluded that the Chevy Equinox Premier was the car, but I wanted the luxury without the expensive sun roof. I priced cars with four dealers in my area, and visited two dealers.
I drove a Rod Hatfield car with the salesman, Tyler. He was very knowledgeable on its multiple features and probably devoted two hours to working with me. The only car they had available had a premium pearl color, but I didn't want to pay almost a thousand dollars for the special paint job. The floor manager, Dave, finally found a car in silver that matched my requirements, and we had a deal. I found that Dave is a wounded Afghanistan veteran, and I'm an old Air Force Vietnam veteran, so that clinched the deal.