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Wednesday, October 09, 2002

The new car...


If you're a very dedicated reader of this web page, you'll remember that I've been in the market for a new car. Well, tonight I picked up the new car.

Would I go with a Subaru Forrester or Outback (like the Brautigams and Gagarins)? Or maybe the very cool new Mini?

In the end I got the Toyota Matrix. The Matrix is really a Carolla station wagon (I guess the name "matrix" sells better than "wagon"). I went with the two wheel drive because I didn't really see a need for four wheel drive around Kansas City.

Buying a new car was a new experience for me. It wasn't especially fun. But, I suppose it could have been a lot worse. It was interesting to watch the sales people use their methods to try to get you to buy something you didn't need or want to pay for (like alloy wheels). I'm glad resources like USAA and the Kelley Blue Book are available.

posted by Michael | 8:53 PM


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