I finally tried the car wash here in town where you get out and they put it through the wash and it comes out all clean and shiny at the other end and then they wipe it all down and vacuum it out and make it all real purdy for you.
I sat and watched a young man, probably late teens or early twenties, as he completed the wipe down of my Pathfinder. When done he walked over and handed me the keys and told me that he LOVED Pathfinders and most especially the body style of this particular year, a 2002.
I told him that we had purchased it new in 2002 and had never had a problem with it and that I loved it as much today as when I selected it. Then I told him that, "it REALLY GOES when you need it to", and that I had also test driven a Toyota that seemed slugglish in comparison.
Then he told me that his buddy had just purchased a 2001 and he pointed across the parking lot to where his friend's Pathfinder sat... a great looking burgundy color with black trim. "Pretty sporty looking", I thought to myself, and I could totally picture a young guy driving something like that.
I could tell that he was envious of his friend's purchase and would really love to have a Pathfinder too.
We continued to chat and I could tell by the gleem in his eye that he TOTALLY loved my Pathfinder, but I told him that I had driven it for 10 years and would most likely drive it for 10 more.
In other words.... It's Not For Sale! And it only has 64,000 miles on it which is only JUST broken in in Nissan standards.
And then he actually pouted.
So I gave him a big tip.
I wonder if he plays that pouting card with all the ladies.
Do you think he suckered me?