After many days of car shopping and haggling with car dealers, I am the proud owner of a new (used) Hyundai Sonata! It’s a nice ride. Wish I could have gotten a used Subaru Outback but there’s nothing with low mileage available from the dealer in my price range within a 75-mile radius (I don’t do private sales).
Here are a few things dealers should realize about women buying cars:
- We want more than just cup holders and mirrors. We actually care about gas mileage, safety, and what’s under the hood.
- We don’t like to be pressured or talked down to (Do you hear me, Toyota?).
If you can’t find the keys to one of your cars, don't show us something else and think we won't notice (Do you hear me, Honda?).
- Don’t be surprised if we whip out our smart phones and verify prices (I love you, iPhone!).
With a lot of encouragement from friends and my parents, I made this deal by myself. It was both exhilarating and nerve-wracking, but I did it. I did it.
The kids love the new car. They said things like, “I can’t wait to put my toys in it!” and “This the best trunk EVER!”
I pulled back from blogging and poetry talk because, obviously, I had a lot going on over the weekend. Taking the break also allowed me to get some other nagging things off my big to-do list.
March Poetry To-Do’s
1. Write six poems in March. Why six? I need to warm up before NaPoWriMo. This time around, I’m partnering with Jennifer Jean to write two poems a week. I need the kick-start, so I thought I’d give the buddy system a try.
2. Write an article for RWP.
3. Finish two interviews.
4. Read a poetry collection a week. I have too many good books on my nightstand waiting for some attention.