Robin asked, “How about the Saturn over there?”

I didn’t even look.

“No thanks.”

“Ok, no problem,” Robin replied.

Then Sandra turned to the Saturn.

“Oh, I like that.”

Game changer. It was all over from there.

That exchange led to a teachable moment for me.

We were on our way to pick up our angels from Sin City of the Southeast and it led us on a little diversion. Our 2000 Ford Windstar has 220,000 miles on it and it’s time to start considering a replacement. My friend, Robin, has a used car lot in Hwy 601 South called South Side Auto.

Since we’re in the neighborhood…

The rest is history. The car is in our carport now.


A couple of observations about Robin. 1) He evaluated correctly the right car for us. First pick. 2) When I rejected it, he didn’t keep pushing. I like that. A third bonus point is that our entire experience with him was fantastic.

Now what I learned about me is that I often make snap judgment calls that are wrong. Why did I pass on the Saturn initially? Not sure.

Sometimes I do that about people. And it’s my loss.

So anyway, if you need a good used car without the stereotypical used car salesman hassle…

South Side Auto

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