Saturday, July 25, 2009

A Good Deal

We have never bought a new vehicle... until now. When our friend Wendy mentioned the "Cash for Clunkers" program, it got us thinking. Then when I saw an ad for a vehicle that looked like what we were interested in, for a decent price, it got me thinking more. On Monday, we drove to Charlie's Motor Mall in Augusta to take a test drive. Knowing that we could turn in Scott's old Toyota Tacoma and get $4500 towards a brand new vehicle made us very interested. We couldn't do anything that day since the program was not finalized. Things finally were finalized yesterday, and Chrysler had also announced that they were matching up to $4500 for qualifying vehicles. Ours did not qualify for the full amount, but it did qualify for $3500. After all was said and done, that means we had $8000 off the price for 2009 Jeep Patriot! Now that's a good deal... one that we decided would be a good one to take advantage of, especially since Scott has had his truck for 7 years and we had been thinking that it would be time to upgrade soon. Scott went and picked it up today. He says I can look at it.... haha. I am hoping to drive it sometime soon!

Another bonus: lifetime warranty on the powertrain, plus 3 year warranty on other stuff. And, it gets much better gas mileage than his truck did.

So here's a low-quality pic, but I'll post some better ones soon.


Jason said...

Okay, now I'm a little perturbed. We went in a week ago Saturday and struck a cash for clunkers deal. The guy said the program would be up and running This past Friday. Friday he said the site wasn't working...Saturday he said the site wasn't working...(But apparently it was in Augusta!)...and still no car in sight for us! ARrrgghhh! But I'm happy that the dealer you went to was competent and you got yours! We're getting a small commuter car and all totaled we get 6,000 off! can't beat it!

Esther said...

Well we had the same problem with the dealer... they couldn't get registered until sometime on Saturday. I know that many dealers were having trouble getting onto the site. Anyway, hope it works out for you!