I'm amazed at how some of these car salesmen actually sell cars. Case in point: the Volkswagon car salesman was the rudest guy I'd ever met in my car shopping trials. Was this because I had the easy going R with me, or the more firm and put-the-smack-down CB with me previously? In any case, once the VW guy found out I hadn't yet made a decision, and probably wasn't going to buy a car today, he turned his nose up at us and said 'well, here's the keys, go drive it around the block' Hmph. And then he had the gall to try and hard sell me again by asking, 'So when are you going to bring the Saturn in?'
Yeah, right, like I'd buy a car from him.
We then went to look at the Audis, which are, sadly, just an overpriced Jetta, so I had to give up that dream.
Then, we decided to hit the Nissan dealer, to drive the Maxima, since R had yet to drive in one. I figured it wouldn't be a big deal, they couldn't sell me the car I wanted since the manual transmissions weren't in yet. Heading into the showroom, the salesman came up to R and I, asking us what we were interested in. The change of expression on his face when I said, "The Maxima SE, with the 6 speed manual transmission" was priceless. I went from "Woman driver" to "Wow, she knows what she's doing" right quick.
It turns out they had just gotten in some 6 speed manual transmissions, so I got to drive it. Hoooo boy, I'm definitely getting the car! It's so sweet. We got to take the car out for 15-20 minutes, which turned out to be 35, due to traffic. I'm already calculating the costs in my head; I've got until December for them to come out with the limited slip differential for the manual tranny.
I so want this car.