Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Dripping Springs, Texas
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Back in my hotel room after finishing up business calls I get on the phone with Select Jeeps from Houston. This is the place that Marcus was telling me about. I explain to the guy what I'm looking for and the price range I want to stay in. He tells me about their website and I get on my laptop and look at the vehicles he is telling me about. He explains that it might be a little hard to find exactly what I'm looking for, but it might be worth my while to see what they had. To be clear, this guy did tell me the drive was a haul and that it might not be what I was looking for.
With that being said, I jump on facebook and sign up for a Jeep group that sells and swaps parts. Eventually I get hooked up with another Houston area dealer who specializes in jeeps. I get the website, talk to the guy, and I decided that if I was in Houston, why the hell not look at this other place too. Looking through their website I find a TJ that my wife absolutely loves and so do I. I tell the guy to give me his best price over the phone.... he does.... and he's not moving on the price. $12,000 it is, take it or leave it.
We get to Select Jeeps and I must say, very classy guys that work there. They know their stuff, and they directed me to the exact things we were looking for. Unfortunately we just didn't see anything that said buy me, and we decided to move on.
We get to the next dealership and right off the bat I know this thing isn't work 12K. Paint is faded, top is ripped, gearshift knob comes off in my hand after shifting from first to second..... needless to say the wife is less than thrilled. When we get back to the dealership, the guy has another one ready to go. She is all started up and getting cooled down and I can already tell that my wife is done. She's hungry, angry from driving 3 1/2 hours to see something she knows she isn't going to buy. I oblige the dealer and take out the second jeep. Right round the 25mph mark there is an insidious squealing noise like a condor coming to rip the top of the jeep off. As we approach 30 its getting worse, and by 40 my wife's exact words were... "take this fucking thing back before I make you drop it in the bay"
We get back to the dealership and I inform the guy about the second jeep and how it's a total no go for us. The other one, well, we may just be able to deal. First things first though, we need food and the wife and I need to talk it over. After lunch we decided to call they guy and tell him no thank you. He asked me how far we were off? Being nice I told him I had looked at a few other jeeps of similar mileage and similar shape, all of them being below 10K. Basically in a nutshell he tells me to piss off..... back on the road we go.