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Wife Got A New Car … I Still Drive A Mini-Van

Posted in Nonsense with tags , , , , , , on April 28, 2014 by Bob

The wife’s car lease was nearing the end of the contract so we needed to get a new one. We went back to where we got both of our cars. We went to Wickstrom in Barrington. They are awesome. As I have stated before when we got our present cars, they are the best dealership I have ever dealt with. No pressure, kind people and good deals. Jared Nelson was the guy we have worked with for our last 2 purchases. He must be good, he has been there for at least 3 years.

Jared was more than awesome during this transaction as well. He even volunteered to sit with our kids as we were signing paperwork. Not only in the kid’s area at the dealership, but he also sat with them in our van as we returned the old car at the Ford dealership across their parking lot.

I can’t say enough good things about the Wickstroms and their employees. Everything is always easy, no pressure and just extremely pleasant. I highly recommend them. They have Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ford, Lincoln in Barrington. They also have Chevy in Roselle. Go see them. Buy a car. Tell them I sent you. They will look at you like you are crazy but it would boost my ego a little.

By the way … she got a brand new Jeep Cherokee. I still drive a mini-van.

I Beat It

Posted in Nonsense with tags , , , , , , , , on May 8, 2011 by Bob

Not what you are thinking you sickos. I finally got up enough strength and determination to get out and tackle that yard I have been avoiding. I didn’t finish it all I admit, but I did get a good start. I knew it was going to take me a couple days. The wind, wet, pollen, and what not started getting to me as I was cutting. Despite the mass quantities of drugs I took before I started, the grass finally got to me. I started wheezing and had to stop.I thought a good mother’s day present to Wife would be to live.

Speaking of Mother’s Day, it was our first! Well, Wife’s first. I let her sleep in the best I could with a crying baby. I got up with Tori and fed and changed her. Fed the dog, etc, etc, etc. We did have to go to Wal-Mart to get some food for the little bug. It was a good excuse for Wife to take her new car out and show it off to the neighbors. I am not sure getting Wife a car for Mother’s Day was a good idea. She got a baby for her birthday, diamonds for xmas, roses on Valentine’s Day and now a car. Not sure how I am going to top these things next year. At least I am getting a new car too. Hopefully I should be able to pick it up tomorrow. Pics will follow as soon as we get around to taking some for those of you that care 🙂 Have I mentioned that I really, really recommend Wickstrom Auto Group in Barrington IL for all your car buying needs? I do. Ask for Jared.

Have a good night everyone, off to take a last round of cold meds. I think I am just about over this thing!

Good Day Car Shopping?

Posted in Nonsense with tags , , , , , , on April 30, 2011 by Bob

Today I had what can only be explained as an other worldly experience. The reason i say that, is because Jackie and I went car shopping and actually had a pleasant experience at the dealer.

We are looking to replace both of our cars, so we decided to go somewhere where we could look at multiple brands and models. We decided that, since I really wanted to look at the Grand Caravan and she wanted to look at the Journey and Explorer, we would go out the the Wickstrom Auto Group in Barrington. Totally a good call. I won’t get into too many details because my allergies are really kicking me today and I am a little drugged up tonight but here are the basics that made it such a pleasurable day.

• we weren’t attacked as we got out of our car.

• our salesman first asked us a) what were were looking for, b) our needs, c) what we wanted to accomplish today

• when we told him we probably weren’t going to buy today, he didn’t brush us off and only half ass take care of us.

• He suggested money saving things instead of trying to add on all the “convenience packages”

• He didn’t try to constantly high pressure sell us.

There were a lot of other things that he did right today. I was actually talkative. I don’t do that at car dealers. I really wish I could say more good things about Jared (I think that was his name and spelling) but I am more than not feeling well. Maybe Jackie will comment and add, or edit the post later and add too it.

The other thing that sold us on Wickstrom today, was what happened right before we left. We were wrapping up and the dreaded “sales manager” visit was looming. He walked over, introduced himself and I was getting ready for the sales pitch, clenching my jaw and bracing for the words “what can I do to make you drive that car out today”. I was fully expecting an actual nice car shopping experience go out the window. It never happened. He said thanks for coming in, here is my card as well, hope to see you back soon. That was it. No matter how many cars I buy from them, I am definitely now a fan of Wickstrom in Barrington.

I will mention I have received no free car or large ass discounts for saying this. I just really had that good of an experience.

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