Seeing as how the new addition to the family isn’t exactly going to fit in the truck, and that we really need a second vehicle anyway, Bill and I went car shopping yesterday (a car for meeeee! parp! parp!). In order to take Sam home from the hospital we need to have a car seat installed, so it would help to have a car in which to install the carseat!
Before heading out Bill had already narrowed our options down to a Toyota Matrix, or a Mazda 3 and we were hoping to be able to get a feel for those models and take some test drives.
In mere hours we went from very excited to sorely disappointed. We drove all the way up to the Marietta strip of dealers only to find the Mazda dealership is closed on Sundays and the Toyota dealership had no Matrixes in stock. Bah!
We then drove back down south to Morrow and found that once again the Mazda salesroom was shut! (Though, this didn’t stop us getting out and having a good gawp at the Mazda 3 and imagining driving little Samuel and the dogs around in a pretty sparkly blue model on the forecourt.)
The Toyota dealer down the road did however have a Matrix we could look at, but the salesman was a complete arse and we were barely able to get him to unlock it for us so we could take a good look, let alone take it for a test drive. Out of curiosity we also asked to see a Scion XB and the guy muttered that he didn’t know if they had any in stock (he hadn’t known they had a Matrix either), waved us away in a vague direction and was never seen again. At this point we got pissed and left. Bah!
Anyway, tomorrow I hope we’ll have better luck because Bill’s arranged to go test drive a Mazda 3 after work. Hoorah! Parp! Parp!