Frustration was beginning to get the best of us. We've spent a ridiculous amount of time hunting and hunting. Most prospects have been located at the very least half an hour away from us, with most being at least an hour away. You can only do just so much driving around in someone else's car for what might end up being a complete waste of time.
We found three different cars we were interested in all at the same dealer, so we made plans to go there the next morning. Got up, checked the website and don't ya know they were all no longer listed! Change of plans I guess, right? Did some more hunting around and found two possible cars located not too far away at another dealer. Not cars we had really even been considering though. But....may as well go and see how they looked. They were both Honda CR-V's. Fabulous cars but because they hold their value so well we hadn't really thought we'd be able to swing one. But still. May as well go have a look. And at the same time we had made arrangements to go the next day to see a car that was about 2 1/2 hours away from us! The only reason we were willing to go so far is that this car came completely tow ready with ALL the equipment included. That's the holy grail folks.
So we go to the dealer with the Hondas. First one we looked at was the last one we looked at. It was love at first sight. And to seal the deal.....without us having any prior knowledge of this, we discovered that it already had the base plate and tow bracket on it!!! This baby had been a tow vehicle already. Bliss!!!!! We took it for a spin and the love increased. This car was meant for us.
After the requisite wheeling and dealing we got where we wanted it to be and left there the proud owners of a 2004 Honda CR-V with 113,00 miles. According to the Carfax it's only had one owner, no accidents and has been extremely well taken care of. Once we got home with it we looked up owner reviews and found that not only is this a very much loved vehicle, it's been known to last up to 300,000 miles. We are just so very excited to have found her. Needless to say, we cancelled our meeting for the next day. Thank goodness!
|We now have Florida plates! ... I feel like I'm cheating on Arizona though|