Interesting thing happened today. I drove up and used my prepaid Toyota Sienna oil change packet. It is synthetic and they had a deal of $300 for 5 oil changes at the dealership. Cost about the same as going to a jiffy lube. Oil changes are expensive now!
Anyway I drive up and the guy comes to my window and say they'll be with me. How do I like my car? I say it's great I have no complaints. Just got back from a roadtrip and planned it this way. He says your car is very desirable. AWD minivan. I say great. He says they just redesigned the toyota and it's a hybrid. You would have saved a lot of money on the road trip. I say probably true. I'll get to that post tomorrow. I say that's amazing. He says would you like to trade in your vehicle? I can get you in for only $200 a month or maybe even less.
I'm sitting there in shock. I'm like not really. I can't have payments right now. But he's like we can work with it. I tell him but here's the deal I don't think you can. I want the highest model with all the bells and whistles and leather and DVD player and hybrid. He says you can afford it more than you know. All of them come with hybrid batteries. Nice the mpg is 36/38 city and freeway driving. But a new car? Another payment? No thanks.
But it was crazy to see how smart the dealership was. Asking about my car and telling me how much I liked it and how great the new car was. I could easily see how it would be to want the new car. I will admit for a second I was tempted. But then I remembered. I just refinanced to afford saving easier. I have a paid for car for almost 1 year of no payments. Wouldn't it be nice to never have payments again?