Originally Posted by Steven73
mine is a maroon color and had to be delivered from Seattle, Wa.....about 400 miles away. The dealership hired someone to drive it over.....They told me it was some white haired old guy that never drives faster than 60mph......(should I believe that?) Anyway...it got here safely and I've been enjoying it ever since. Case in point....If the dealer wants your business then they'll do just about anything to please the customer.
You're right, I think I'm going to take my business to a place that wants my money and is prepared to work hard to get it.
400 miles is quite a distance, but in my case I'd prefer if they'd ship this one!
I just did the Mapquest on it, and it's looking like this (to Kitchener, ON)
Surrey, BC: 2649 miles (39h57m)
Victoria, BC: 2677 miles (43h09m) includes a ferry ride!
If they drove it here, I'd miss the most crucial part of why I'm buying new... the first 1000 kilometers! If I can't control how the engine (and driveline) is treated over it's most crucial break in period, then I'd rather not have it (up to 100 kms on the clock I can handle, more than that I'd likely turn it down). I've thought about it for a long time and here's what I've come up with.
Buying used = getting someone else's problems. Not often people sell a perfectly good working vehicle. Maybe 1 in a million, most people only sell vehicles that have at least one thing about them that they can't stand any longer. You've just gotta decide whether you can live with the faults that they couldn't.
Buying new = The benefit of knowing exactly everything that's gone on with the vehicle, there are no hidden suprises. You don't find out later about things like "yes, this has been in an accident before... that lying seller said it hadn't!". The only drawback is, you pay for it in the form of a depreciation (sometimes quite a bit). The depreciation only matters if you're going to be selling it in the near future. Since I plan on keeping it until it's more than dead, I don't feel the depreciation factor matters to me, I'd rather ante up a bit more for the peace of mind that the vehicle wasn't ruined by someone else.