glad to remind myself about a cpl things I spouted 7 years ago ... lolwhy wouldn't someone research (a certain feature) BEFORE buying a car, if it's something you want? especially when so many units have (that feature). I don't get it. I had certain criteria for what I wanted. I didn't even look at cars that didn't have those things. was it a high pressured sales situation? ppl really need to take a step back during the buying process. take your time. drive a bunch of cars from different dealers & different manufactures. then make a short list of stuff you want. then keep looking until you find the right vehicle, at the right dealership for the right deal. it's a great way to weed out the bad dealers & focus on what's really important to you. especially when shopping for a preowned car. yes, you might have to make a compromise, for example, I couldn't find a 4cyl w an OEM hitch so I had to add one. but honestly, I thought I was done carrying 4 bikes & wouldn't need it, so it was a grey area & not a must have
right now I'm feeling a mix of things, such as excitement & wanting to pull the trigger & get on with it & start driving a newer cleaner unit w/ newer features (even tho my current unit's list of features is perfect) also a sense of anxiety that I might be shopping above my pay grade. meaning are my eyes bigger than my wallet? should I just buy a corolla & live in misery?
it's tough to be patient & wait out the search. just last nite I was thinking how I can afford the unit I don't want. need to take a chill pill