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    Brain Locked...Welcome to My Nightmare

    Ok...so most of you know I have been actively pursuing a deal on a 2020LX
    I currently have 2 in the works.
    Dealer one: Car was brought in from another dealership via a trade and driven back to the selling dealership (130mi on the odometer)
    While this have never quite sat right with me and they know that, they have done most everything possible to facilitate my happiness.
    The car has sat in their showroom for the week waiting for me to complete the sale.

    Dealer 2: Due to dealer 1's lack of communication during their acquisition of this car, I went out and made another deal at another dealership.
    They too gave me a great price and their car is factory fresh with 12 miles on the odometer.

    Dealer 1 has sweetened the pot with mud guards and auto start but my brain just can't get past the 130 miles thing and that she's no virgin anymore.

    Soooooooooo...what to do here?
    Go with dealer 1 and the few goodies and the 130 miles or go with dealer 2 and factory fresh but, as of yet, no goodies.
    I've always had trouble with peeling green from my wallet and this is no exception.
    I have bought 6 new Hyundai's and our current 2012 soul so I guess I am capable of spending $$$'s here.
    I'm just brain locked and am having BIG trouble pulling the trigger on one deal or the other.
    I know that asking for public opinion may only quagmire the process as opinions will vary here but these old hands need to be held, it would seem.
    Please...please...please...tell me what you thinks pro & con about what has been said.
    Please don't tell me I need therapy, as that I already know!
    Thanx...
    Inspirational Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOeP4p1fjMs
    Last edited by The Sradiator; 05-16-2019 at 01:18 PM.
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    If the 130 miles was getting the car to your local dealer that would not bother me in the least. In fact, most dealers around here don't do demos anymore. You can drive any vehicle on their lot so it's not uncommon for one's vehicle of choice to have a few miles on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by engage View Post
    If the 130 miles was getting the car to your local dealer that would not bother me in the least. In fact, most dealers around here don't do demos anymore. You can drive any vehicle on their lot so it's not uncommon for one's vehicle of choice to have a few miles on it.

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    It breaks down as follows...105 miles from door-door, 10 miles off the trailer, 15 miles unaccounted for.
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    My opinion....if the one with 130 miles on it is otherwise perfect, no pitting of windshield, headlight lens, paint, etc....interior perfect....I would go ahead with that one for the extra value the dealer is offering. If there is any doubt, go with the virgin....FWIW....
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    As long as I thoroughly inspected the driven car for any tiny imperfection and it was clean I'd go for that one. It is still fully covered by the warranty. I think the factory considers anything below 500 to be new.

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    Thanx Engage, Mike & Homer...The car is about as perfect as anyone would expect.
    I looked it up, down, left, right, top, bottom, inside, outside, underneath.
    The only imperfections I could find were a few door sill scuffs on the black trim & dash from ingress/egress.
    My paranoia runs deep and wide I am afraid and my concerns were also about it being unlocked and open on the showroom floor.
    Folks can be A-holes and do stupid-stupid things like dropping stuff down the oil filler.
    Obtuse thinking on my part perhaps but these are things I lie awake at night pondering.
    "Welcome to my nightmare" indeed...
    Last edited by The Sradiator; 05-16-2019 at 03:33 PM.
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    I would give up the 130 miles for the remote start. Especially in the winter.

    Had 47 miles on mine when I picked it up, similar situation of being driven from one dealer to another (same owner, lots in different cities).
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    Mileage rate for business miles is 58 cents. 130 miles X .58 = $75.40

    How much are the extras dealer #1 is offering worth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by neiljrosen View Post
    Mileage rate for business miles is 58 cents. 130 miles X .58 = $75.40

    How much are the extras dealer #1 is offering worth?
    As equipped the car currently has floor mats as most do and splash/mud guards which are barely visible.
    The remote start (Kia or Avital) is on the table and the gratis for all the miscommunications and hassles.
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    I'd make a firm offer to buy from dealer #2 if they throw in the remote start and mud guards.
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