My time in Wisconsin flew by and I never felt like I was on vacation, don’t you hate that? I had a wonderful Christmas and New Years thanks to quite a bit of skype time with my husband. Unfortunately I am home sick from work for a second day with what might be the flu but now I have time to share about my new car!
My sister and I got into town on the 23rd and on the 24th, yes Christmas Eve, my dad and I headed out to start car shopping. I test drove a used and new 2012 Jetta that day but the prices weren’t right and the car just didn’t “feel right” to me. We headed back out to another car dealer the day after Christmas and I test drove a used 2011 Jetta that I really liked. It had both the heated seats and the sunroof that I really wanted but it was white gold. I wasn’t quite thrilled with the color but if I could get a good price on it I was willing to compromise on the color. The salesgirl was very nice but answered our questions way too quickly and incorrectly said the carfax showed no accidents. When she went to see what kind of deal she could get me my dad picked up the carfax and saw that there actually was a “moderate” accident on the vehicle. Her and another sales guy ended up getting close to my asking price but I decided to walk away and head to another dealer. On the way there I told my dad that if I didn’t find anything at the next dealer I would go back and buy the white gold Jetta.
I am SO glad I decided to walk away. We got to the next dealership and right away the sales guy seemed way more knowledgable about the Volkswagen pre-certification process and about the cars in general. There were 4 Jettas that I wanted to look at and right away I eliminated the only one that had a sunroof because it was way out of my price range.
Eli, my sales guy, grabbed the three keys and we headed out to the lot. There was a white Jetta on the list that I was most interested in but the listing showed it didn’t have a sunroof and the interior was tan. I told Eli that I wasn’t too into the tan interior but I needed to see it in person before I made a decision. When we got out on the lot Eli hit the unlock button and the lights on a white Jetta with a sunroof flashed. My dad asked him what car he had unlocked, because 6 or 7 Jettas were all together, and he hit the key again and the grey one behind it unlocked. My dad asked if he had unlocked the white one as well and Eli hit another key and the white Jetta with the sunroof unlocked. Ahh..a white Jetta with a sunroof and heated seats! All three of my “wants”! As soon as I got in the car with my dad I told him this was it.
The list price was already in my price range and the car had less than 9,000 miles on it. A big part of me thinks someone made a mistake and they priced the vehicle as if it did not have a sunroof because all of the other vehicles I looked at, including the white gold one, were priced much higher. The sunroof is an aftermarket but it works great and the car was used and serviced by the dealer so it’s in great shape. I ended up only having to talk them down $189 to get to my price and I walked away a very very happy camper. I still can’t believe I got everything I wanted in my car. A lot of people laughed when they asked what kind of car I was looking for and I responded “a 2011 or 2012 white Jetta with heated seats and a sunroof”.
Isn’t she beautiful!?!
Eric ended up finding out that he is going to be home a lot sooner than we had thought, I am so excited, so we are in the process of trying to get my car shipped down here asap. I had decided to buy at home and have it shipped instead of buying down here since my dad is a lot more knowledgeable about cars and the shipping price wasn’t too high. If we can’t get it down here intime by shipping it my parent’s are going to drive it down one weekend and fly back home. I can’t wait to have it here!