My search for a 1998 SUV is over!
November 6, 2018
After hunting for 2 months on Craigslist, going to area's around the city, checking out over 12 SUVs. I was getting tired of reading 'no problems' and then show up and hear 'except for this or that problem', I thought, " The year I want , 1997-2004, is going to be just so worn out to purchase with my limited funds and be able to drive it without extensive repairs." All the vehicles I had seen were leaking fluids from either the motor or transmission or the power steering. Some were so bad I didn't even test drive them. One actually started pouring the radiator fluid onto the ground while we were looking under the hood! Yet, I stuck to it for one more search.When my Craigslist search came across the exact year (1998) I was looking for, being sold by a bonifid dealer, not the small dealers I'd been seeing and it was in my price range ! I had to take a second look and read all the post to realize it really was being sold at Subaru of Clear Lake. I was surprised a lower cost vehicle would be at a serious car dealer. I called and got in touch with Rey Hernandez. He looked up the SUV and told me he'd call back as soon as he put his hands on it. He called within 10 minutes and said yes its there and its looking very well cared for. I was very excited but cautious after so many people trying to sell me their junk. I asked him to take a picture under the motor and he sent me 3 pics of no oil dripping. I told him I'd come the next day. He turned me over to Manuel Calvillo , his colleague, because he would be off the next day, introducing him to me as Manny. I thought of a movie I'd seen with my grandson, Manny the Moody Mammoth! Made him smile when i told him. He was not moody by the way! Just as patient as can be. Manny is a pleasant young man and really was so patient with me as I test drove it and worried over the purchase price and as I picked at it. No pressure selling, just alert and ready to make that deal. I even left to go eat lunch to think about. Their manager Joe Nabors came out to shake my hand and make sure I was being taken care of. It was very nice to meet the boss. They didn't lie to me, it has a very nice interior and the paint on this 19 year old SUV is like new. Manny was doing everything he could to make my purchase smooth and hassle free. So driving home to my family and friends made me look like I know how to buy a car! . Anyone coming here should be very happy with any purchase they make. Look for Manny, Rey or Joe and tell them Warren says "Wussup?"