|Like this but with an awful, peeling paint job.|
Anyways, we left there sad and disappointed but decided to go try the used car section of Tim's. We got there and were greeted kindly but the nicest guy. He was super helpful, and listened to everything we said regarding down payment, and how John has no credit at all. We didn't bother mentioning me because I have the worst credit on the planet due to a poor decision to get a credit card when I turned 18. :)
We drove around the lot of a while, looking at cars in our price range and nothing really jumped out at us. Mind you, we were basically topped out at $10,000 so that didn't leave us that many options to begin with. John found a Jeep that he liked a lot so we took it for a test drive but something seemed a little off about the back seat to me. I decided to try the car seat base in it, and lo and behind, it was waaayyy too narrow to have it in there! So, that option was out. John was bummed but it opened up an opportunity for me! I had seen this '03 Buick Rendezvous earlier in the day that I was interested in, but it was at the absolute top of our price range. We decided to see what we could do about it and our dealer (Mike) got working. He ended up finagling a slightly lower price, and lower monthly payments with a bigger down payment. We were so excited, and by 5 o'clock that afternoon we were the proud new owners of a new car! It's fantastic, so roomy, and definitely the nicest vehicle either of us has ever owned. Technically, it's John's car because he's the one who bought it but he's acknowledged the fact that I'll be using it most. It's totally my Mom Car.