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Wheels.26

Buying new car

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{Wheels.26.151}: '89 Mazda 323, New Van? {patrice} Sun, 18 Nov 2018 20:49:38 CST (58 lines)

I am supposed to have a 2019 Ford Transit Connect Cargo XL trim
delivered to me tomorrow and I do not feel prepared.  It all
happened so fast at the dealership Thursday night, it seemed.  I
have never seen the van, and I had to pull teeth to get them to
bring me a 2016 Connect Wagon (passenger model, seats and more glass
than I want) from a lot 2.5 hours away.  (The lot I was at is
already 1.5 hours from me)

I am worried about the 3rd party extended warranties from NAE NWAN
they are pushing -- can I get extended warranty later, as the Ford
stuff expires?

Also, what if the tires are crap?  I am in a rugged, hilly area with
ice and snow.  The van they found me that ticked most boxes is
coming from the coast/Seattle area 7 hours away.

(I cannot drive that far to shop in a Mazda with no cruise control
due to increasing rt hip/leg problems --thus the push to get a
reliable rig after the 94 Aerostar blew a manifold intake gasket
that is not worth repairing--for me--for many reasons I won't go
into.)

In the 32 years I have been driving I have always had Les Schwab
tires.  They have always done right by me, and I trusted the local
shop when I moved from the city (Portland) to this eastern WA
boondock and they said I needed tires with more sidewall strength
out here, not "city tires".  Now I am about to get a rig delivered
to my house tomorrow that has "16 inch steel rims" --that's all they
know about the tires.

I have never bought a new vehicle.  Do I get my own tires and give
them back theirs?  Can I ask the bank to add a second set of rims,
winter tires, and potentially replacement tires for the stock Ford
things?  Should Ford take the tires off my price?  or is this all my
problem?  I have never had to deal with an nwarrantied flat, but
people are telling me that Ford'd bumper to bumper doesn't cover
tires.

This is stressful.  Sure, I can ask questions when bank, dealership,
and tire store open tomorrow, but I don't know when I am being BS'd
by dealership

And should I take it for a pre-purchase inspection?  I always did
with used, but what if I "take possession" and then find out it is
leaking something only after months of it and something stops
functioning? I am physically incapable of getting down and looking
under the rig.  I live on rough roads--how would I know a bearing or
shock or tire rim isn't right without technician testing (seriously,
my Mazda shocks are shot again and I only notice it after they
change my summer/winter tires and notice and replace and then things
feel smoother, but these roads are shit, who feels small problems?)

I feel sick.  It's all too expensive to me to eff up on this--no
backup money or plan if I get a lemon.  I should have done more
research but I am in physical pain driving the Mazda and didn't plan
on the last van dying with a week before snows start....

Advice?

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