Dan and I left our car back in the States so we were in the market for a British one. However--as long-time readers may recall--neither Dan nor I had previously driven a manual car. We took driving lessons to learn how, with the idea that we'd be competent enough to buy a cheaper manual car. Well, we were able to buy a less expensive car, but I'm not sure that I'd go as far as to call us "competent." Ha!
|On the train on the way to buy our car!|
We went to a couple of different dealerships and found out right away that things are done differently. On the positive side, the salesman are much less pushy than they are back home. They let you take your time and look at the cars you want to look at, but won't try and push you into something that isn't a good fit or above your budget. However, you aren't really allowed to test drive the car until you verbally commit that you plan on buying it! It seems so backwards to me!
|Leeds--where we bought the car|
I have lots more to say on this topic, but this post is getting a little long. So, stay tuned for part two of the car buying adventure! Trust me, that will be a good post. It will even include two videos of Dan driving the car off the lot. That alone is definitely worth the wait.