So I Drove a Honda Pilot Today (long read)
....and gotta say, the 2013 with the VTEC 6 banger (say it loud and proud ladies....VEEEEETEC) and new Body Style was not all THAT bad of a SUV....250 hp and 253 fpt in a low, smooth and boxy ride - Engine System that shuts down 2 cyns and runs on 4 when appropriate to save gas - I gotta say, not a bad ride - So....
Walking past Fletcher Jones (fucking slime balls) and see a sign that reads "2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3 Yr Lease for $318 a month w/zero down" - I then see a Silver One in the window that looks pretty cool so I walk in - 18 inch wheels, trailer hitch w/4500 towing and 450 tongue weights (MX Hauler is 50 lbs and SM is 250 lbs, perfect), leather, Rear DVD Player, etc etc - So I flag down slime ball #1 who says "I have a lady in Finance right now but I am about to close her (he actually said that) and can get to you next, give me (10) mins?" - I laugh and say "no" and go and find someone else - Find a very nice young lady (not hot) to answer all my questions, let me take the whip for a spin and then begin to chat about numbers....
I am 2 yrs into a 4 yr loan on my '09 Touareg that has 24K miles on it (thats 6K a year for those watching in HD) and is loaded with every option EXCEPT Bluetooth (i know, fuck off) - 19 inch wheels, Navi, Cold Weather Package, Wired Hitch, Leather w/Wood Grain Trim (ha, trim) etc etc - The thing is perfect WITH the exception of needing new rubber all around - I am guessing what I owe and what its worth, $4k difference, rolled into the lease, puts me at about $500 a month which I am good with (not bragging, just saying) - They say how much they WANT my SUV as it is loaded with low miles and we can work a great deal - Ms. DoGood (she really was super nice) comes back and says, "Well, we can give you $19K for your VW" and I just begin to laugh - I arise from my seat and thank her for her time and head to the garage to get the VW - She of course stops me and says, "lets go see the Finc Mgr" to which i reply, 'I would LOVE to hear this" - He shows me a computer print out of VWs like mine in the same year BUT with more miles and less options and says, "The HIGHEST one is SELLING for $25K, see, right here" - I laugh again and say, "yes, with 17 inch wheels, 53K miles, no Navi and cloth interior, nice try" - He then says, "you need tires, thats $1K right there" to which I say, "so you would then be at $20K and you want to make $5K profit AND sell me the Pilot?" followed again by a laugh - I tell him that Autobarn would give me $25k right now without batting an eyelash and HIS money is in the moving of the Pilot, NOT $5K in my VW - He retorts with, "so you are a Finc Guy now" to which I follow with "I can do your job in my sleep pal and know that it is Dec 29th, you have a guy in front of you ready to sign and you cannot even see that YOU make your money off moving volume, not in every single car AND hell, give me $24K, list the VW for $26,995 and take $25,500 and you STILL make $1500 off my car AND make Honda Credit happy happy happy (in Duck Dynasty Voice) with a new lease on their paper, move a car ON the 29th and make me, the WELL informed Customer VERY happy" - His response, "You show me a Bill of Sale for your car for $25K and I'll give you a voucher for $2K in free service here" - I follow with, "After your shortsightedness on this deal, you could make that $10K and I would still rather pay full price else where" and walked out.
What a fucking TOOL BAG SCUM SHOP Fletch Jones is
Sorry, rant off but that Pilot was pretty cool..............for a Pilot that is
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming WOW, what a RIDE !!"