Friday and Sunday were a nice two days off. Saturday completely SUCKED!!
It was one of the worst days of our lives. But as Niel so wisely said later on "If this was a bad day we are pretty lucky".
We saw an ad for a dealership in Manhattan(Hyundai on 11th and 47th Street) and decided to try our luck there. We were shown a car we liked and agreed to purchase it at one price. Stupidly we gave them a down payment without talking to the finance department first. The car now was three times the amount we were originally told it was going to be. I know our credit stinks but three times the amount is absurd! We could have brought a new car with that! We tell them we change our minds and want our down payment back. They say no. They say we have to wait a week or two. First off you lie about the amount of money the car is, you lie about that you are the manager and you are not, why should I believe I will not get the run around and get our money back. So we flip out on them and call the police. We wanted a record of what happened with the city so we don't seem like we are trying to rob a dealership. The attitude of the people we dealt with changed really quickly when the law walked in. Thankfully Niel got the money back today in cash. We feel a lot better about that part. But we will wait a few more months just to regain ourselves before we go back out there. This does not make me feel good about househunting in the future. It was the worst feeling. I felt like we were talking to the devil himself. The total disregard for us as humans and consumers was terrible. I felt violated. We were in no condition to take the train home and thankfully Niel's brother picked us up. We both were a hysterical mess. I was a lot worse. I started to cry. I hate that! I try to call anyone we can think of cause now I just want to kill them. I still want to harm them but will do it through a legal process. Now that we won't have to sue them, I am just going to put a complaint through the Dept. of Consumer Affairs and their parent company. I may still call the local news so people can be warned. They took a feeling of "Wow we are so grown up, our first car together" to "Is this really happening?"
A lot of useless time was spent with a new salesman and getting the money for a down payment and the whole drama I mentioned above; we could have actually done something productive on Saturday such as keeping our date with Jennifer and Renzo to meet their new baby and we could have also seen the Stars Wars DVD Niel purchased.