Re: Does your car have a great story?
Can't really say if this is a great story of not, but it's a strange story about finding my car.
Back in '10 when I became serious about buying a new car I decided to settle for the Malibu. I looked at Chevy's web site and I did the "build your own" option on their web site several times until I decided on what trim level I wanted, what interior, and what engine. After I had decided on everything I did a dealership search for this exact car, and no surprise no dealers in my area had a match to what I wanted. I began to look up local dealership sites and browsing their inventories looking for a close match. I could find the right color but it was never in the LTZ trim, or I could find a plethora of LTZs but none in the Imperial Blue I wanted. I came to the conclusion that I may have to special order a Malibu exactly like I wanted, but I figured i'd make a pass by some of the local Chevy dealers to see if I could find something that wasn't online. When I went on vacation the first week of August I made a list of dealerships got in my truck and I took off to the closet dealership. When I got to the first dealership I went in and talked to one of the salesmen. I explained to him what I was looking for, the color, trim level, engine and so on. I even made it a point to tell him if the car didn't meet the minimum requirements I listed to him to not bother bringing it up to the front from the back. To my total shock and surprise about 10 minutes after he went to the back he comes up driving an Imperial Blue LTZ with the Brick and Ebony interior and the 2.4 motor. I couldn't believe what I was seeing, here is the exact car I was thinking I would have to order, all the way down to the spare tire option. Now the real kicker is the car had sat on this dealer lot for at least 6 months. It had gone through the presale process where they would put an inspection sticker onto it and it was dated February. How much of a coincidence is it to be looking for a very specific car, to find it at the first dealership I look at, and that this very specific car had been sitting there for 6 months almost as if it was waiting for me.