Babydon Posted April 21, 2008 Report Share Posted April 21, 2008 After a few test drives and all a disappointment - due to for seen problems and prices, I finally bought a 2001 STS. I'm not sure exactly what color it is - looks white with a pearl finish. She was dirty inside and under the hood which turned me away at first, plus the wreath on the front emblem was missing. I still had a feeling however so I asked a co-worker for the keys... BTW - I should mention that I work at a car auction and she was on the lot for that day to be up for bidding. I drove her around the automall, side streets - wish I could take her on the hwy but she had no plates. No vibrating, no moans, actually when idle she was so quiet i thought the car was off! I parked her back into the lot and walked away looking back saying "darn she could be really beautiful..." Oh well, back to work... I'm on the block, running back and fourth between bidders, salesmen and auctioneer, when she pulls into the lane i'm working. I couldn't stop thinking about the lucky bidder who gets to take her home... "We'll start the bid at $6000" - "geez $6000?" I thought to myself - I immediately approached a salesman and said, "what if I want it? Can I bid?" I wasn't sure of the response I would get simply because, I'm working, and have no bidder number either. He goes "You want it? Let me know right now and I'll stop the bidding" . . . "I want it..." He signals the auctioneer to stop the bidding and tells the driver to move.... Unfair, some of the bidders may have thought but to me it was an opportunity, and I took it like it was meant to be. I'm thinking wow, $6000 as I'm walking outside to have one last look before the driver parks her, and the salesman says to me... "$5500 for you, believe me that's a steal, you're walking away with a great deal today" I walk casually back to the block to work, but in my head I'm screaming for joy. My budget was around 10k for an STS and I just grabbed a hidden gem for $5500!!! Did I mention she only has 68,000 miles?!!! At the end of the day I happily payed my deposit, when another salesman approached me and gave me a number to his friend, a GM Mechanic who apparently is also a wiz with Caddy's - as if my day couldn't have gotten any better. I've attached a pic - let me know what you guys think! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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