The Unicorn Hunter
July 4, 2017
The title is not an exaggeration. Here in Maine, solid used cars can be hard to find. And finding them at auction can be just as hard, depending on the market.
My daily driver was on it's last leg with us; it had served us faithfully, but we needed something a bit more reliable at this point. We were okayed for $12,00 through our bank, but with the following limitations: the vehicle needed to be newer than 2010 and could only have around 100,000 miles on it. Adding to our specific desires (a wagon or small SUV, AWD or 4WD, cloth seats, and plenty of space for two car seats in the back), plus the desire for very little rust on the underneath, we were very short on options.
Glenn didn't have anything on the lot that checked all our boxes and would appease the bank's limits for a loan. He was going to auction in a week and offered to keep his eyes peeled for us. He was sure to stress to us that it wasn't guaranteed he'd find anything. We were looking for a unicorn, after all.
Imagine my surprise (and glee) when my husband called saying that Glenn had found a car for us! The 2016 Outback with 77,000 miles and virtually no rust fit the bill for both us and the bank. The car is immaculate, rides like a dream, and should last us long enough that our oldestkiddo might end up with it.
My sincere thanks to Glenn for his hard work and dedication on finding us our unicorn!