Originally Posted by Phoebe3
Ponti - had you driven a Sprinter before? Had you seen the Agile in person? Did you provide a deposit so they would hod it for you? What if you didn't like it?
Ron - What were the contracts like - do they send them to you via email? Is there anything I should look for in a contract? What is PDI?
BBQ - When going to a show to buy, is it better to go the first day or the last day or does it matter?
All, thank you for your insights!
We had never driven anything larger than a BMW X3. it is for sure a truck but it is quite nimble on the city streets of Tampa.
We purchased during the Hershey last September show but didn't attend. We got 19.96% off of list price for a $150K sticker so came in pennies over $120K. My wife wanted Diesel Alde, no propane, induction cooktop, and 400 lithium. Only 1 guy in the country had 1 at the time....most still seem to not have all the features she wanted.
She had researched for 18 months so she knew what she wanted in features and what she wanted to spend. Honestly I tried to push her the way of Advanced RV as I know she would get a kick out of designing but she didn't want to come in at ~$300K.
We had toured all the B's. She liked the CS but actually liked that the Agile was lighter (more windows due to lack of hutch). Because we could fit in our condo garage the decision became easier for us. We are pretty much minimalist and she can't believe how much extra space we have in it after we are packed
. The HOA didn't say a word......maybe because I am on the board.........
We wired the full amount of the purchase in September. All paperwork was done thru the mail and or on-line for some things. It was a reputable dealer so we were comfortable enough. They agreed to hold it till the spring but we had a window over Veteran's Day and flew up. Because we were getting rid of our only car (CarMax WBYCEIYDBO :>) we view it that we were saving $500 a month in depreciation on that car. If she hated the Agile we would trade it after a year or two and take whatever loss for being "crazy".
So far she loves it. Going to the Keys tomorrow for a few days. Been to Miami as well and so far everything has worked. We also did all this 18 months prior to retirement to get super comfy traveling local before heading out for real adventures.