Back to the Chevy dealer I go. But this time, by myself and with a load of money :) This time around, they suck, the sales people suck, their deals suck, and they become unworthy of my business.
Oh and I should mention that one month before that accident happened, I co-signed a 2002 4-door, Chevy S-10, for that ‘boyfriend at the time’. Meaning that in my vehicle history alone, I purchased 3 cars from them within a four year period. My mom, in that same time frame, about four cars. Thats a hell of a lot of business that they have now lost out on.
So I leave and go to a Dodge dealership. Their service was great and their deals were great. The sales guy takes me around and shows me a black, 2005 Mazda RX-8. It’s beautiful, it’s fast, it’s a car and it’s black. I ask him if he has a Chevy truck. He takes me to the back where they just got in a brand new 2005 Chevy Avalanche.
I buy it.
This thing is a beauty. 5.3L, V-8 engine. White paint. Black fender flares. Chrome wheels and side steps. A Bose stereo system… and to top it all off it did not have the black plastic trim that all the other Avalanche’s had.
I was so proud of her, she was a beast. I deserved her. Even though I had gotten money from the insurance company to put down on it, I still worked my butt off to make the payments and put gas in her. I cleaned her every single day. My mailman actually stopped to tell me one day that I owned the cleanest car in Naples (he would see me every morning polishing her up).I took very good care of this truck. Or maybe it just seemed like it because she could actually handle my lead foot. By now, I was 20, more responsible and a much better driver. I was also in a different place in my life. I wasn’t going out on adventures every night anymore. I depended on my vehicle. I was now working full time, taking four to five courses in college and maintaining a home and two dogs. The bills were piling up and money started to get tight. It was costing me almost $320 a month in gas to drive this ‘phat’ hog around :)