After the heartbreak of losing the deal on the 2010 truck we were indeed lucky to find this beauty last weekend. It took some real thought to decide to spend this amount of our savings on a vehicle but we think that we chose well. It took us a week to finalize the sale but Big Red came home yesterday and we think that it is just gorgeous. It is much prettier than the new truck we were considering and much better equipped. Oh yeah, and almost $20,000 less than the list price of the new one! I guess that the a__holes at the first dealership actually did us a big favour, and they probably didn't need our money anyway.
|Big Red was beautiful when she first came home.|
|Before the disappointment set in...|
|Black Beauty, a 2011 Ram 1500 Sport|
We took it for a drive and it was nice. It drove well and felt solid on the road. The interior is loaded with just about everything you can imagine including automatic headlights, automatic dual-zone temperature controls, touch screen satellite radio that will also connect to a cell phone, built-in garage door openers, partial leather seats and auto-dimming mirrors. The outside has body coloured bumpers and mirrors, fog lamps, running boards, remote start, security alarm and 20 inch chrome wheels. Another very pretty vehicle, I decided to name her Black Beauty.
|The interior wasn't muddy until |
we brought it home!
|The centre stack includes the touch screen|
radio and climate controls.
We were back to the dealer yesterday to pick up a missing spare key and found out that Big Red is already sold. The dealer was going to recondition her, fix up the paint and her other issues but they decided that that would be too expensive. So they have sold her off to used car wholesaler and we will probably never hear of her again. Too bad, she held such promise when she first came home. Maybe her problems stem from the financial crisis the manufacturers were in at the time it was made or maybe she was just a lemon. We'll never know I guess. I just hope someone buys her and fixes her back up and maybe loves her a little.
For us, I just hope that this new vehicle will last us a few years. Retirement is looming!
|Poor Big Red, back on the dealer's lot.|
|You can see the missing paint from the rust bubble over the |
|The new truck getting its first wash at home. You can see|
why the floor mats are muddy in the shot above.
|Saying goodbye to Big Red. She has been sold to a vehicle|
wholesaler already. I hope she will find some love out there.
|Clean again for a short while.|