I did some more car shopping this weekend, and have some more advice as follows:
- These guys (Herb Chambers, Boston) are not the people from whom you want to buy your car. Trust me, not them.
- In stark contrast, these folks (Honda Cars of Boston) have been nothing but nice, honest and upfront in their dealings so far.
- The Better Business Bureau will tell you for free if a particular dealer has any unresolved complaints. Not surprisingly, the bad guys above were not reviewed favorably by the BBB.
- New cars are expensive.
- Insurance is expensive.
I made an appointment with an insurance agent to start a new policy for the new car, and we had the following exchange on the phone:
Me: So I’ll just come by your office tomorrow morning.
Insurance Agent: Yep, and be sure to bring… well, what should you be sure to bring?
IA: [Thinks to herself for a minute]
IA: Ah yes, your checkbook. That’s it.
Subtle, aren’t they?