After driving around my dad's 1980 V8 Jeep Renegade CJ7, I decided it was time for my own car. I wanted a car that was great in the snow, got better than the dreary 8mpg the jeep got, and was warm in the winter. Given that that was a very broad list, I had to slim it down. Eventually, I decided on a WRX. I wanted a 2009 or later WRX hatchback. I'll tell you all this a WRX in that year time period with less than 80,000 miles for less than $20,000 in Colorado is a borderline impossible feat. We even partnered up with my dad's friend who owned a dealership. After searching for months, one finally popped up on auto trader at the nearby Groove Ford. I drove down there in my loud bouncy jeep to see if my dreams came true. They pulled me to the back and there sat a very dirty, white (my preferred color) hatchback. I'll be honest it looked like a black car. They said they'd hold it aside and my dad and I came back the next day and we begin. Luckily, Groove Ford knew nothing about how much the car was truly worth and we saved $3,000 off the ticket price. Also, I had someone call and schedule an appointment with another salesman for that afternoon for that same car, so this made my salesman would cut a friendlier deal. But anyways, I finally had my car!
We bought a service contract for 3 years and 36,000 miles. We thought it was a bit silly to drop another $2,000, but it was definitely worth it.
I've had the car since September but I finally had the time to do this!
P.S. I'm not a spoiled kid either. I had to pay for half of it and everything else I want for it I have to pay for in my own money.