So in the year since, I've managed to find the perfect job and everything has been working out financially for a few months. Went to the bank, got pre-approved [not for much, but I'm young with slightly below average credit and no co-signer], and now the car shopping begins!
I had three good options yesterday; '95 Subaru Legacy, a '95 Honda Accord wagon, and a '99 Accord sedan. They all were under 200k miles, drove great, loved em. But someone called just before I got there and put a hold on the sedan. Who puts holds on used cars? Without cash in hand, why does someone get to hold it from a phone call? So that person bought it and that was frustrating. The wagon was clean and very nice [I was picturing maroon, icky interior, a bit beat up] but was 190% it's market value and my bank won't finance me that high. They may, but I'd have to get another approval. I can call Monday.
And the Subaru. Oh my, I would have LOVED that Subaru. Always wanted one, it was so nice to drive, I loved it. But it just came in as a trade in when the guy called me about it, they ran a carfax on it while I was on the test drive and it had been totaled in '08 and was on a rebuilt title. My bank won't go for that. So dang.
I'll browse the dealerships today online and see if there's anything else, but it was a very exhausting first day. Buying my truck was so easy. I miss that truck...
Okay, vent/rant over.
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