Thursday, September 16, 2010
After saving for the full purchase price and searching from spring to summer, I finally found the ideal car for me. It is a 2002 Volkswagen New Beetle Sport. It is a Limited Edition model that is black with these one-of-a-kind red rims and a cream leather interior complete with moonroof and heated seats. It is in superb condition with low mileage. I couldn't be happier.
I worked with two of the nicest men you'd ever meet at Gladstone Auto Sales. It's a small car lot that's north of downtown Kansas City, Missouri. I've always liked the area and I once lived just to the west in the quaint arts & crafts town of Parkville.
Jim is the owner and has been in business for nearly 38 years. He's so old-fashioned, he's not set up for credit cards and kindly takes checks. It took a trip to the bank to process my debit card! John is a friend of Jim's who drives a dump truck on large construction sites and helps Jim out on the car lot in between trucking jobs. No pressure, no hassle and none of the negative associations folks have of car sales.
I sent John and Jim a thank you card with a gift certificate to a local restaurant to offer them my gratefulness. Now that's the way to do business.