Thursday, August 27, 2009

Daddy's New Ride

Charlie and I had a casual conversation a few weekends ago about buying a new truck. Well, at least I thought it was casual. The next day he had the day scheduled off to go to a dentist appt for a teeth cleaning. A few hours later, I got a call at work. He was at a dealership. Now, for some of you that would be no big deal. But if you know Charlie, you know that means trouble. This is the same man who gave a foreign sounding telemarketer our checking account and routing number because 'we won a cruise'. Yes, that was years ago and he is better now... but it's still the same man. I am an avid negotiator and would rather not have a new truck than get a bad deal on a new truck, Charlie is just the opposite. Long story short, Charlie came home overnight with the truck so we could discuss it. I handled the negotiations the next day and we signed for his new truck that afternoon. The best part was definitely talking to the 'sales manager' on the phone. After I repeatedly told him the price wasn't low enough and he repeatedly insisted he couldn't do any better, I said, "Great. That is exactly what I want to hear. I never wanted to buy this thing in the first place. I'll be by later to drop it off." To which he replied, "But ma'am, why don't you want your husband to have a new truck???" Ha! Of course, they gave us the price I was asking for, and the rest is history...
Avery modeling in front of daddy's new ride - 
she loves it because he rolls the windows down in the morning on the way to Ms. Tina's!
We had to let Avery inspect it, of course...
Charlie loves having 4 doors now. The bigger Avery got, the harder it was to get her in the car seat of a back seat in a two door Blazer!
Of course, it's not really our truck until it has an LSU sticker on it!
The proud new owner of a 2009 Nissan Frontier...
I guess it passes the inspection!

7 comments:

Too Many Hats said...

OMGosh, I am so going to have you do our next car negotiations!!! Very nice truck - 4 doors will be excellent to have. Congrats!

Mallory said...

Wow, NICE!!! nissans are becoming more and more popular, i have two co-workers who each bought nissan altima's within this year, lol. and i REALLY want a nissan xterra whenever we decide to have a baby. i drove a rented xterra in aspen and LOVED it, it rode good and was good on gas. but daniel thinks our next car will be a new camaro...funny hubby...you can't fit a car seat in there (LOL)! congrats, so excited for you!

LucieP said...

I heart trucks! I have a Dodge myself...4 doors are the best!!

And look at you Mrs. Negotiator!! That is great!

Baylee's Mommy said...

VERY nice! I am itching for a Honda Pilot....even though I have only had my Accord for just over a year ;)

Cristi said...

Wow, very nice! Good job talking them down! Good girl!

{Louisiana.Bride} said...

Ha ha typical Charlie, my Dad has the 08 of that truck and we like it a lot. But mark my words if Jeremy shows up with a new ride I will kill him haha, I am next in line for a new ride around here he he;)

Penny said...

Nice, you're making me jealous! Our van is in the shop and won't get out until I come up with $2100 in ransom! LOL
When we get ready to buy, you can come too, okay? I'm ready for a good deal. ;)