Got a good working car in my price range
November 6, 2018
Mike Karpenko was open minded about my needs and wants. He wouldn't just sell me anything to make a sale. I kept asking him can I get a cheaper car? Is there one even less expensive than the one I am looking at now? I told him my price range which was $10,000 to 200 a month payments. We went from 2012 Ford Fusion, to Volkswagen to finally the PT Cruiser which was hot off the lot. They were still cleaning it inside and out when we were looking at it. Even though I was looking at the 2001 Mercedes and the 2003 Dodge caravan he said those wouldn't be for me. They had issues and he didn't think they would be the right cars for me. Although the Cruiser was a 2006 and had 103,000 miles on it, Mike assured me it was a good running car. My Smart car was a 2008 and had only 32,000 miles on it before something went wrong with the transmission . It probably never ran. We test drove the PtCruiser and it was a smooth ride with a lot of pep to it. It has five cupholders and the radio worked good. The air conditioner was quick as well as the heater. Although I had a little hard time with the extended warranty It was $1800 which to me was the costs of another car. At first it was 174 a month (the car itself was 107 a month) the warranty jacked up to 234 a month to pay within a year and to be covered for two years. A little out of my price range but I think I can sort of swing it. I am not happy about paying $5,000 in interests for a $6,000 car. I have five years to pay it off but I will probably try to pay it off sooner. I am waiting for my title. The car insurance didn't go up too much as I expected.