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Cash for Clunkers

After months of talking about buying a new car to replace my old Nissan Pathfinder, I finally got my act together with a lot of low key nudging from Heather.  I wanted something sporty and 4 doors seemed like a requirement to avoid breaking my back trying to put kids in the back seat.  Fitting into the garage with Heather’s monster car was also a challenge. 🙂 After dealing with a number of really low life car salesman we finally found 1 remaining 2009 VW GTI in the Bay Area. I made 3 trips to the DMV getting all the...

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Top 9 Dos and Don’ts When Buying a Car…

1.  Bring a 3 month old with you. It turns out, most car salesmen are men. And most of these men either have grown children or no children at all. Either way, they have zero interest in hanging out with my 3 month old (crying or not). So, I got free reign over any of the cars in the lot – I got to crawl in and out of them, open every cubbyhole, look under the hood, open and close every door 15 times – and no one pressured me. It is fantastic! 2.  Don’t bring your hubby. The car...