NEW MIATA FOR A PENNY!
a short story by Sherry Masters
You wouldn't believe what I did on Monday, Sept. 27. Give up? I bought a Mazda speed Miata (red, of course) for one cent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am not kidding. Don Miller Mazda (DMM) in Madison wanted to know if I wanted to finance the balance due, or if it would be a cash deal. I wanted to write a check...
Here is the story:
I ordered a MINI Cooper S in July and decided to sell my winter car to help pay for it. That would be my 2002 Honda Accord Coupe V6 EX with 12,000 miles on it. And a year left on the warranty. Easy right? Impossible! I didn't get a single call from 2 weeks of newspaper ads. And I was asking below Kelly Blue Book and lowered the price twice. Not a call. So I was getting nervous since I didn't want 3 cars (1990 Miata, Honda, and new MINI), especially since I only have a one car garage. I knew the MINI was going to be at the dealer this week so time was running out.
To make a long story even longer, DMM offered to trade my Miata and Honda for a new Miata turbo. Even up. No money would pass between us. I took it!!!!!!!!!!!!! And I couldn't be happier. It really came to one cent.) Never thought anything would get me out of my beloved 1990 Miata, but am I glad I took the deal. This Mazda speed is simply awesome. I got up three times during the night to look at it and sigh...finally took the dog and blanket and slept in it! And then, the next morning I got a call from the MINI dealer that it had arrived and was ready for pickup. Holy cow! When it rains it pours.
So I got two fantastic new cars in 24 hours.
If you see my mind, let me know. All my friends are certain that I lost it.
A new article about Don Miller Mazda will be coming shortly.
The new DMM Sales Manager is Chris Belcoff.
You can contact Chris at:
Don Miller Miata
5812 Odana Road
Madison, WI 53719