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I found a car!

August 10, 2022 10:12AM
I was looking around online last night and stumbled upon a 2014 Toyota Camry LE at a local dealership and the listing showed it had 23,000 miles.
I thought, this has got to be a mistake. I sent in an online inquiry at 11:00 pm and somebody from the dealership responded right away. The lady said, "I hope you're still awake". She asked me what questions I had and I said, "I just have one right now. Is that car still available?". She had no idea since the dealership was closed at that hour.

I got up this morning early, got dressed and decided I'd take a chance and drive to the dealership to be there when they opened. I told a salesman what I had seen online and asked if the 2014 Toyota Camry was still available. He left me alone for about 15 minutes, came back, and then pointed outside to the car which he had found and driven up to the door. It was still there?? I couldn't believe it. I test drove it and I was sold. I asked him how in the world an 8-year old car could have such low miles and be in such good condition. The car had belonged to an old lady who was retired and she passed away. She had purchased the car from that dealership and after she died, her kids sold it back to them. They just got the car in last Saturday. They said it takes about 4 days after they get a car in before they post the listing online. I must have found the listing right after they posted it. It hasn't even been cleaned up and detailed yet. I checked the CarFax and the car has never been wrecked and has only had one owner. It's a dark grey with a black interior. It looks like it's been very well maintained.

Lucky for me, nobody had snatched it up yet so I pounced and bought it. I just happened to be in the right place at the right time. We will pick it up Saturday. Mark hasn't seen it yet in person. All he has seen is the attached photo. But, he's relieved and happy to have a car. .


  Kia, Hyundai, and Thieves

MamaRAMa234August 08, 2022 07:14AM

  You couldn't be more right...

JamesJM83August 08, 2022 07:19AM

  I just saw a story about that..

sstrams131August 08, 2022 07:42AM

  I hate a thief! I never REALLY understood till my house got cleaned out back in 1993

Ramgator98August 08, 2022 10:04AM

  How to treat a Thief... Remember the movie "Casino"???

Ramgator108August 08, 2022 10:07AM

  Now that's how you stop a thief..

sstrams85August 08, 2022 10:17AM

  Re: Kia, Hyundai, and Thieves

canadaram117August 09, 2022 06:07AM

  Tried buying a vehicle lately?

MamaRAMa119August 09, 2022 09:29AM

  Not sure about Missouri... but here in Calif....

JamesJM112August 09, 2022 09:41AM

  Same in Texas..

sstrams158August 09, 2022 09:49AM

  A few years ago....

JamesJM184August 09, 2022 09:52AM

  Yeah, I get that..

sstrams103August 09, 2022 10:38AM

  If ANY car maker, like GM or any of them sink again, I hope there is NO bail out.

Ramgator61August 09, 2022 12:33PM

  Same story up here.

canadaram197August 09, 2022 07:05PM

  I found a car! Attachments

MamaRAMa93August 10, 2022 10:12AM


sstrams168August 10, 2022 10:43AM

  Wonderful! That is a dream scenario for buying pre-owned

canadaram230August 10, 2022 01:12PM


canadaram90August 10, 2022 02:54PM

  that's great......happy for you guys nm

21Dog126August 10, 2022 03:51PM

  Most used cars have lower mileage than expected

waterfield95August 15, 2022 10:01AM

  Re: Most used cars have lower mileage than expected

MamaRAMa127August 15, 2022 10:13AM

  I'll buy it Tony!!!

ferragamo7950September 03, 2022 02:10PM

  An amazing coincidence...

JamesJM103August 09, 2022 09:17AM

  Re: An amazing coincidence...

MamaRAMa113August 09, 2022 09:34AM

  I think you're right...

JamesJM118August 09, 2022 09:43AM

  Stolen car has been found

MamaRAMa119August 12, 2022 09:27AM

  I saw a story last night..

sstrams80August 12, 2022 10:57AM

  Re: I saw a story last night..

MamaRAMa124August 12, 2022 11:11AM


sstrams172August 12, 2022 12:08PM

  Re: Stolen car has been found

canadaram68August 12, 2022 04:06PM

  my stolen vehicle story

21Dog76August 13, 2022 05:33AM

  Ok, here's mine:

sstrams84August 13, 2022 06:06AM

  Re: Stolen car has been found

MamaRAMa187August 13, 2022 11:38AM

  Re: Stolen car has been found

canadaram145August 13, 2022 01:33PM

  Pics at towing yard Attachments

MamaRAMa124August 15, 2022 07:48AM

  I would sit and stare at that..

sstrams88August 15, 2022 09:29AM

  Re: Pics at towing yard

canadaram109August 16, 2022 04:37AM


MamaRAMa51August 30, 2022 06:08AM

  Glad you're wrapping it up..

sstrams50August 30, 2022 06:45AM

  That’s some good news..

canadaram55September 02, 2022 02:23AM

  It's Always Something

MamaRAMa169August 14, 2022 07:32AM

  someone can correct me, but......

21Dog176August 14, 2022 07:42AM

  Re: someone can correct me, but......

MamaRAMa78August 14, 2022 08:59AM

  Sure sounds like a starter to me (nm)

JamesJM116August 14, 2022 09:57AM

  If she can find the the starter..

sstrams123August 14, 2022 09:58AM

  Re: If she can find the the starter..

21Dog89August 14, 2022 10:24AM

  Yup, good advice... BUT...

JamesJM65August 14, 2022 10:27AM

  Re: Yup, good advice... BUT...

MamaRAMa67August 14, 2022 10:37AM

  Well, just keep in mind..

sstrams60August 14, 2022 11:23AM

  I'm in like Flint

MamaRAMa84August 15, 2022 12:58PM

  Yeah, the red..

sstrams57August 15, 2022 01:34PM

  Re: Yeah, the red..

MamaRAMa58August 15, 2022 01:55PM

  I need to read your posts better haha..

sstrams139August 15, 2022 02:37PM

  Actually it's the solenoid that can get stuck up......

roman18133August 15, 2022 06:48AM

  Can't remember when the changeover occurred...

JamesJM70August 15, 2022 12:27PM

  You need so much more torque now.....

roman18124August 15, 2022 01:55PM

  Re: You need so much more torque now.....

MamaRAMa70August 15, 2022 01:58PM

  Yeah, Jet ski batteries BLOW these days, as well..

sstrams63August 15, 2022 02:39PM

  Never had any watercraft.....

roman1870August 15, 2022 03:14PM

  Not 100% sure..

sstrams67August 15, 2022 03:34PM

  Is it just fast clicking sounds? Like a ratchet spinning?

sstrams68August 14, 2022 07:58AM


canadaram94August 14, 2022 03:18PM

  As I type this, our Morning News show is doing a story on this.

Ramgator60August 17, 2022 02:38AM

  Re: As I type this, our Morning News show is doing a story on this.

MamaRAMa71August 17, 2022 05:48AM

  You left out one big one.

Ramgator63August 17, 2022 08:46AM

  Re: You left out one big one.

MamaRAMa65August 17, 2022 09:00AM

  Doh! Looked right past that! EXACTLY....

Ramgator59August 17, 2022 10:33AM

  I don't feel violated... I get pissed...

JamesJM67August 17, 2022 01:55PM

  Yeah, they always ask that..

sstrams57August 17, 2022 10:13AM

  Clint asked THE question, IMO..

Ramgator118August 17, 2022 10:38AM