Best Day Ever – Buying a used car
You might not think that a day spent looking at all the used cars Toronto has to offer would be a good day, much less the best day ever. But it totally was. I had so much fun and ended up finding just the right car for me.
Here’s what happened. A few weeks ago, my car was in an accident. I don’t mean that I was in an accident while driving my car. What I mean is I was parked on curb in front of my apartment building and a bus hit my car. Only me, right? I don’t know what happened, really. Maybe it was a new driver, maybe someone ran in front of them and the swerved to get out of the way. Maybe the driver just didn’t know what he was doing. In any event, my car was pretty messed up.
Now, that’s not to say my car was all that great before the accident. It was just about time for me to think about getting a new one but I was having a hard time letting go. I loved that car, it was the first adult purchase I ever made on my own and paying it off early was one of the best financial accomplishments of my life.
After the accident, I got a bit of a settlement from the city that was enough for a nice downpayment on another car. I briefly flirted with the idea of buying a new car but quickly changed my mind. I mean, my car just got hit by a bus. Why would I want to park a brand new car on the street in the city?
Anyway, spending the day looking for used cars was pretty great (Found a lot on carcanuck.ca). I know that sounds silly but I was really into finding myself the perfect car for a good price. I made a game out of it, haggled with car salesmen, changed my mind a million times but I really had a lot of fun.
Long story short, the next day I decided which car I wanted and went to the dealer the minute they opened. I took a test drive, had my mechanic check it out, and made a reasonable offer. They accepted and I was driving my new car home before dinner. I don’t park on the street anymore. I can’t risk anything happening to this one.
I also decided to get some new car insurance. I bought very cheap car insurance no deposit before. After I figured out how bad no deposit car insurance really was I decided to upgrade to something better. I found some car insurance quotes online here:http://www.verycheapcarinsurancenodeposit.com/ and bought some better car insurance coverage.