We went to Subaru of Morristown, test drove one, made a deal. Mind you we had done a lot of work in advance, played with stuff, done our homework. I didn't think we'd be able to get it until next week (working out all the finances and stuff) but they were really interested in delivering the vehicle by the end of the month (saves them money because they lease the car from the manufacturer while it's on the lot) so they did what they had to to make it happen.
Haggling was strange. It seems the new way of doing things is to tell them you've been on the Internet and know their bottom line. They don't mess around and offer you those prices. We got them down a little more from it, because I wanted them to acknowledge their $135 "contract processing fee" is really their problem, not mine. That pissed me off so much the last time we bought a car (although it was only $88) that I vowed to respond to it. So the salesguy still gave us the "I'd love to sell you this car at invoice but the mean, nasty, demonic sales manager won't let me" act, which cracks me up, because we pretty much knew where it was going to end before it started. Basically, even with the $135 fee, we still beat the carsdirect.com price. Not by much, but enough to make me feel okay. And they still made their money on the car, I'm sure. So everyone's happy.
It's silver. It's a Forester. It's pretty cool, if you're into that sort of thing. Someday I'll drive it in to work and show it off, but it's really the wife's car and she'll be driving it most of the time, unless we're driving someplace together and then I'll demand to drive. I did get to drive it home from the dealer and test the new CD player (Peter Gabriel again. Mmmm.)
So, anyone want to buy a 1991 Chevy Corsica? It's a 4 door hatchback (which is part of why we wanted a wagon or something like that) it's only got 95,000 miles on it, and it's really still in pretty good shape. And we just put 2 new tires on it, and the other 2 are from July. Mind you, I have a rule about selling cars to people I know, so you can only buy it if you don't know me.