The following Weblog items are filed under the Automobiles category. There are 9 entries in this section. The earliest was published on October 05, 2009 and the latest entry was filed on December 22, 2010. If you have any comments about Automobiles please let me know!
December 22, 2010
Stop and Shop Gasoline
This morning I saved $12.21 by filling up my car at a gas station that accepted the Stop and Shop Reward card. Simply by using the Stop and Shop card and buying things that we needed every day, I was able to save a lot of money at the pump.
I was very impressed with the saving $.80 a gallon and when I saw the price drop to $2.49 a gallon I was very surprised.
If you shop at Stop and Shop, check out the nearest Gasoline station in your area and see how much you save just buy purchasing groceries that you need anyways.
June 09, 2010
2010 Subaru Legacy / Outback Recall
Just got this notice for my 2010 Subaru Legacy:
During a quality review, we discovered that the plastic cover on your vehicle's ABS (anti-lock brake system) electronic control unit may have been cracked during the manufacturing process."
October 24, 2009
2010 Legacy 2.5i Premium
On October 7th, I purchased a 2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium. The car is really nice and I am having fun driving it. I was lucky to get a great trade-in for my 2000 Subaru Impreza.
When the car hits about 1,000 miles I'll be going in for an early oil change. I suspect that it will happen later this week.
October 07, 2009
I tried to call the Bernardi Toyota in Framingham to let them know that I won't be getting the Rav4 that we looked at over the weekend. However, I don't remember the sales guy name.
He left me two voice messages in the past 24 hours on my cell phone but spoke his name too fast for me to understand it. I guess I'll have to wait till he calls me back.
If you are going to the Toyota dealer can you tell them that the guy that came in wanting to buy a car decided to go to a dealer that wanted to sell him a car.
October 05, 2009
New Car Shopping
After 91,219 miles, I decided that its time to get a new car and so this weekend we went looking for a new car to replace my 2000 Subaru Impreza. I decided that its best to get a new car now while the existing car has some trade in value. I didn't want my Subraru to end up like my 1993 Saturn SC2.
We first went to Bernardi Toyota, a Toyota Dealership in Framingham, to look at the Matrix and other Toyotas. After finding out that the Matrix wouldn't be a good option for us since the trunk space is too small. We decided to test drive the Rav4. The car was fun to drive, the only thing that caught my eye was that the windshield seemed bigger than the Subaru or Jeep.
After test driving the 2009 silver Rav4 with 4,000 miles, and telling him that I was undecided on the car and going to other dealerships the following conversation happened:
"When can you come back to get a quote. How about Thursday before 5," he asked.
"No, Wednesday would be better," I responded.
"Fine, Wednesday would be better since that's when the Used Sales Manager will be in to help evaluate your trade in."
"Ok, see you Wednesday." and we shook hands and walked out the door with out a quote for the car or him telling me anything about my Subraru trade in value. They didn't seem to want to sell me a car. Keep in mind we were looking at a used car and someone else might have come in get it.
What's more confusing is that its 2009, and aren't car dealers hurting right now? Don't they need all the business that they can get?
We drove down the street to MetroWest Subaru and purchased a new Subaru. What's weird is that the sales person was the same person that I saw a couple of years ago. The car buying process was very easy and the sales person worked within my budget to get the deal done.
Subaru wanted to sell me a car, and they were able to match the price that I was willing to pay. I am excited that I am getting a new car in a couple of days.