I owe Froadac this blog but I also figure TL users would have fun reading about this, my first new car buying experience.
so I started working full time in December and spent most of my first paychecks saving as much as possible to put for a down payment on a new car that I desperately needed (and wanted something freakin amazing) so after deciding what I really wanted over the past couple weeks (my 3 basics were: A. Looked awesome B. Drove awesome and C. Wasn't an outlandish price) After looking around I settled on a new 2011 genesis coupe. Hyundai isn't really known too well for sporty cars, they've been known as a more economical manufacturer for a long time I think. The only comparable thing they've ever made I think is the tiburon, (I'm not really a car expert so somebody can correct me if I'm wrong) but it seemed like all the reviews I read of the genesis were it was really good so after a while I realized I kept getting drawn there over any other make/model. I'm not a diehard of any brand of make or anything I just kinda looked at the market from my own point of view and tried to picture what I could see myself driving.
My bank is freakin awesome (USAA) since my parents were military I get USAA coverage for life, I dunno how good other banks are but USAA is sick sweet. They have a car buying service where you literally plug in what you want and they tell you what dealers in your area have that car and you just submit a form and the next day the dealer contacts YOU. Was so awesome I literally just filled out what I wanted (color/trim/model) and it searches for the best price with dealers in the area and the price is protected (meaning no haggle/fuss/dealer trying to sell you loads of bullshit) you can walk in with this invoice and literally leave with whatever price is on it no questions asked.
Anyway I did that on like Thursday. on Friday the dealer called me and I scheduled a test drive on Saturday. Went there on Saturday and the test drive was freaking amazing the car drives SO nice. Worked out loan and financing stuff and picked the car up tonight, so all in all it took a total of 3 days from when I submitted my initial form to when I drove home with a new car... freakin crazy shit. I'm not planning on racing and shit like that so I opted for the 2.0T 4 cylinder turbo model (which apparently saves alot on insurance compared to the v6, plus its better on gas mileage) I did all the financing through my bank which also saved me alot, I got a loan at a great rate. I finally have a car that's fun to drive for the first time in my life... SO AWESOME!!! It has 50 miles on it and I put like 30 on it tonight just driving home from the dealer/around town LOL.
I took pictures in the dark cuz I just got home with it a few hours ago, but I couldn't post a blog about a new car without pics of some sort... :D I decided on silver for the color cuz I was warned "black isn't a color it's a part time job" (thx torenhire LOL) and didn't really prefer a red/white one just out of preference.
edit: oh and I also opted for the automatic transmission cuz I'm lazy but you can also drive it like a manual too, it has a manual mode and shifter paddles on the steering wheel or up/down shift on stick. it's really awesome lol.
Last edit: 2011-03-08 14:19:09
EtherealDeath United States. March 08 2011 14:18. Posts 8189
If anyone gives you shit about not driving manual... I almost got the Bird in manual transmission. I prefer it, honestly...but you're just silly if you think that driving manual with this area's traffic is anything but annoying, obnoxious, and just flat out tiring.
Car looks really good in silver! (Red is better, red car imba) and glad I could be the one to warn you about black vehicles.
You know the forever alone meme?
You could put a picture of my car in the middle and caption it
or some shit like that.
edit: I like your shark fin.
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I think everyone that has a black car needs to just take a picture and caption it with this. I can't stand my car. It's awesome and looks beautiful when clean, but 2 days after cleaning, it looks like shit =/.
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GenoZStriker United States. March 08 2011 14:35. Posts 2570