Have I mentioned here that I recently bought a new car? If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I’ve been jonzing for a Honda Pilot for a very long time, even though I was very attached to my first mom-car, a 1999 Honda CR-V.
I intended to buy a young used car, but according to several dealers I spoke with, and my own research on CraigsList and in the classified ads, Cash for Clunkers pretty much wiped out the availability of pre-owned 2009 and 2010 models.
But there were plenty of clunkers available — yay!
Anyway. I told our car-buying story at MileHighMamas.com last month.
That article got the attention of a local news station and consumer reporter. And that’s how I ended up gesticulating wildly on MartinoTV. I’m on from about 1:10 to about 3:10. If you look carefully, you can see my old car, Betty, behind the AutoSearch guy.
So my advice? If you’re not an expert at negotiating for a car, consider using an auto broker.
And take a chill pill before going on camera to talk about it.