At times I don't like technology - it's often a pain, a timesuck, alienates society and makes us fat.
Then there are other times...like today.
Took a test drive in a Silverado last month and the wife drove one last week. Been spending the rest of the time figuring if we want to make the payments -or live with the old TV another season (and her car too) - repairs, hassles of repairs, etc.
Called the credit union yesterday and got a loan approval. Took 10 minutes, if that.
Found 'truecar.com' when searching for current incentives on new Chevy trucks and sure, why not, have a dealer call me. What we want (after looking at 3 dealerships) isn't too common and 'negotiating' has changed a lot (due to technology) over the past 5-10 years. As I learned last october when I bought a used car.
So the dealer found and is fetching a 13 crew cab silverado w/ all star package, conven package, hd cooling/3.42 ratio/integrated trailer braking/backup camera.
The looking we've done shows this truck at $39-42k range (sticker) based on who knows what (specific options or dates when ordered...I don't know).
Dealer tells me $32,500 plut TTL and that's before any trades/cash down. OK...a good 2500-3500 less than I was planning on. Done deal. Do it.
So I never left my easy chair and bought a new truck with money I don't yet have. Ain't technology wonderful!
On the plus side our car insurance will go DOWN $60 a year. Our repair bills for a few years will vanish. And we can finally take that long camping vacation we've been wanting to do!
And while it will be the wife's daily driver I get to drive it first!
Here's hoping the price of gas drops really soon!