Well, me and Mrs Sofa did it!
We picked up a 2000 Saturn LW1 (wagon) for under $10,000cdn, (after all is said and done, taxes, dealer fees, etc…)
93,000 km’s, fully loaded. Granted that may be quite a few Km’s, but in my mind was VERY worth it.
Went to another dealer after…just to see…and he goes, you want a wagon?
‘does it NEED to be a wagon?’ [as his search of his inventory was not bringing up anything similar]
‘what are you going to be carrying?’ [in a ‘are you sure you NEED a wagon’ tone of voice]
12 unicycles (pay attention Darren!)
‘oh’ (he said as he new I wasn’t HIS sucker (I was someone else’s)
All in all, we got a great deal (did lots of internet researching) and can now throw in everything we own in the car.
Now…kids…or another uni or 3? hmmmmm Tough choice!
On a side note: You must’ve seen the CARFAX commercials offering a free run on the VIN? I did this, and it brought up 3 records match our database.
'In order to see if these records bring up a ‘good’ car or a ‘bad’ car, you need to pay $19.99.
Just to see, I ran my Geo Metro with no real car repairs done to it…3 records.
OK, it’s worth the $20, now just to see if it’s still good.
The records that bring up the info in the database are such like…bought car…transferred owner to this one…transfrerred to car dealer.
Worth the search to bring up no car wrecks, odometer roll backs, etc…(according to garage records, of course)
But I think we will be very happy with this…except Mrs Sofa has an issue.
She wanted a wagon to hold all of ‘my’ OK, …my…crap. Except she didn’t think it through…all my smelly pads aren’t gonna be in the trunk…they’ll be just ‘back there’ heh heh, sucker!
I’ll post pics when the car is all ‘uni-d up’
I hate buying more than one wheel at a time, but a Geo Metro can only last so long . It was a very good car while it lasted, 5 years with no repairs…except come 5 years everything needed work)
Seeing all the cars that are only 20,000Km’s into it that are 3 levels up of what a new car would cost, and now with the interent for researches and reviews, I doubt I will ever buy a new car again. It’s depreicated 1/4 as soon as you drive it off the lot.
It’s no Honda Element, but it’ll do until I get one!