I’m answering Pink Paws question today. I don’t remember what I’ve written already about our “new” car, but as far as used car go it is running well. Both of us never bought a used car before. We liked the idea of knowing the little noises, scratches, the history of our cars, so we always bought new. Until last month. It wasn’t in our plans to change car when the insurance company declared our Civic a total loss, so we went the “pre owned” route. The Honda dealer we’ve been going to has been treating us well. We had a courtesy car until they found us our ‘new used’ car. They came through for us, they respected our specifications, our price range and when we picked up our ‘new used’ car, it had a full tank of gas. I must say, despite the fact that every time I enter a garage I feel like running around screaming “pinch my nipples, pinch my nipples” (because that is what I like when I’m being screwed!), they provided good service.
The car runs well. It’s a Civic (again), three years younger than our previous one, thus less mileage, and because it was an ‘end of lease’ return, it is in fairly good condition. The exterior is actually in better shape than ours was (prior to the accident, that is!). The interior, well, that’s another story. Call us “anal retentive” if you wish, but we don’t understand how people can drive around in dirty, filthy interiors. There’s crud everywhere, incrusted in the console, as if they spilled some liquid. They night we got it, Hubby Clorox wiped everything we touched regularly: stirring wheel, shifter, etc. It was bad, it’s a bit better but not to our standards. When we agreed to purchase this car we were promised a complete shampoo inside and out. Since we were in a hurry to get it (we were living for vacation and parking it at the airport while we’d be away) we got the minimum done and said we would come back after our trip.
We are bringing it in tomorrow night to fix a few things (like a rear window which won’t go down, check the breaks, buff a few scratches) and to get it cleaned. We want our crud in it; we want it to have our smell or at least a freshly clean smell. Since it will be a big clean up, they are giving us a courtesy car again for the day. They care about their clients, their reputation and it shows. It’s nice to see some business owners still care about their paying customers.
I hope this answers Pink Paws question!