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Old 12-07-2014, 12:18 PM   #21
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Looks like a RAV4. Very nice. My daughter has one and loves it. They're practically bullet-proof. You'll get tired of it before it dies on you.
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Old 12-07-2014, 12:32 PM   #22
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Yeah, it's a RAV4. It's the third one we've had now, and will be primarily DW's car. We almost didn't buy another one, simply because the salesman stupidly said, "it's a popular choice among older people" in front of my wife.

I don't know why he thought that would be a selling point.
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Old 12-07-2014, 01:33 PM   #23
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Yeah, it's a RAV4. It's the third one we've had now, and will be primarily DW's car. We almost didn't buy another one, simply because the salesman stupidly said, "it's a popular choice among older people" in front of my wife.

I don't know why he thought that would be a selling point.
OMG......I would have clocked the little whippersnapper!

What a beautiful car, and I love the color.
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Old 12-07-2014, 01:55 PM   #24
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OMG......I would have clocked the little whippersnapper!

What a beautiful car, and I love the color.
Yeah. That was not the brightest thing he could have said. I would send him a short curt note and remind him of what he said. Maybe he will think twice before he opens his mouth again.

Oh, one more thing. It is a nice looking car. If your wife has had one before and liked it, why not repeat the choice. It does look so shiny and new. Certainly calls for dinner out.
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Old 12-07-2014, 02:08 PM   #25
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We almost didn't buy another one, simply because the salesman stupidly said, "it's a popular choice among older people" in front of my wife.

I don't know why he thought that would be a selling point.
We actually left a dealership because the salesman kept talking to my husband about the vehicle, even though we had made clear that it was for me. We also told him we wanted a hybrid and he kept talking about other models. They work on commission. He wasn't getting ours.
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Old 12-07-2014, 02:52 PM   #26
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We actually left a dealership because the salesman kept talking to my husband about the vehicle, even though we had made clear that it was for me. We also told him we wanted a hybrid and he kept talking about other models. They work on commission. He wasn't getting ours.

I had a similar experience years ago with my ex. We were shopping for her car. The salesman kept asking me questions. Each time I pointedly looked at my wife and she answered. He just didn't get it.

On the other hand, My younger daughter took me car shopping about 12 years ago and I sat back and watched her in action. The salesman dealt with her and she got a better deal than I thought she could.
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I had a similar experience years ago with my ex. We were shopping for her car. The salesman kept asking me questions. Each time I pointedly looked at my wife and she answered. He just didn't get it.
Exactly why I hate shopping for a car and haven't done it since 1999. Sooner or later my comfortable and beautiful old Cadillac will bite the dust when I'll sell it online as a "classic" and buy something else online.
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Old 12-07-2014, 03:38 PM   #28
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I hate buying a car. I go in with financing already in place, test drive the car and tell them the price I want. I give them 20 minutes to give me an answer or I'm gone. Then they have one hour to get the paperwork ready and me out the door. I'm nice but firm, they will not waste my time keeping me there all day trying to wear me down.
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I hate buying a car. I go in with financing already in place, test drive the car and tell them the price I want. I give them 20 minutes to give me an answer or I'm gone. Then they have one hour to get the paperwork ready and me out the door. I'm nice but firm, they will not waste my time keeping me there all day trying to wear me down.
No such thing with Toyota, and one of the reasons we keep going back. I get a firm price over the phone or email, and there's no dickering or bickering. All we do is go in and fill out the paperwork, and off we go. We were at the dealership yesterday for a total of 45 minutes.

The salesman wasn't as bad as I let on. I cut him some slack because he was just a kid, and otherwise a very nice guy.
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Old 12-07-2014, 03:56 PM   #30
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I've been spoiled. My FIL is retired from Ford so we've always gotten new vehicles from there with the family plan. It's a set price with a specific discount off of retail, so no haggling.
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