When I was looking for used cars in Huntsville, AL. I stopped at a few places. I even checked out private people who had used cars for sale. I didn’t do so well with the private people as some of them seemed odd and I didn’t know if I could trust them.
I decided going to a dealership had to be better. I found a car I really liked and they seemed like nice people. They did have a lot of religious stuff around and talk about that which made me a bit skeptical. I felt maybe they were putting on a show as they thought people would like and rust that. Still I liked the car and he ran it for me.
My husband is a truck driver and was on the road though so I asked if they could hold it for me till then. He said sure with a deposit and to sign some papers. I thought that was good but I was wrong.
When my husband got home he was mad I bought the car without test driving it first! I didn’t think I had bought it. We had agreed to give a deposit so they could hold it for us was all, or so I thought. We test drove it and the transmission was acting up. Well, the guy said it was still under factory warranty but it wasn’t.
He did agree however to get it fixed since he had told us it was under warranty so it all worked out and we drove that car for 15+ years. I think they may have only agreed because my husband is big so can seem scary.
So moral of the story is to look harder for a good deal as well as always test drive the car first and maybe have a professional look at it.