Monday, February 22, 2010


Today was a bittersweet day - I sold my Jetta. I knew for some time that I wanted a Jetta, and I saved $$ during college so I could buy a car when I graduated. In June of 2002, Dad and I started looking at cars and we were back and forth between Chapman Volkswagen and Camelback Volkswagen. I ended up buying my first car, a Volkswagen Jetta, on June 26, 2002. I drove it out of the Camelback VW parking lot with only 32 miles on it. Today, my dad watched it drive away with about 68,000 miles on it.

I have been talking of selling it for a year now since I am in NYC and really do not need a car, and it was listed once on Craiglist about a year ago with no responses. Since I recently re-signed my lease for another year, I decided that I really needed to sell it. I listed it again on Craigslist about a month ago, and got only one response. The guy sounded kind of like a jerk, and his email address was so I didn't respond. I decided to list it again this last Saturday night, and within a couple of hours I had a response from someone who was asking some questions. His email address was so he seemed legit. I responded to all of his questions, and he emailed me the next morning with a few more questions and also told me that it was actually his 17-year old daughter who was looking for a car. He said that they had been looking at Jettas for a while as that is the car she has always wanted. He also said that she had been working for the last 4 years to save up her money, and had finally reached the magic number to be able to buy a car. He said that they would like to meet my dad that afternoon to take it for a test drive. They came and took it for a test drive and they decided they wanted to buy it. They put down a deposit last night, and my dad met them at the bank this afternoon to sign over the title and get the cash. So, as of tonight, I no longer own a Jetta (or any car for that matter).

These were the pictures I included on my Craigslist add:

The below picture is of Lauren. Her dad sent this to me saying that my car was the nicest one that they had looked at and that I had done a really good job of taking care of the vehicle. He said that they would do the same and that Lauren didn't get a whole lot of sleep last night because she was so excited. The car made it safely to its new home, and her dad emailed me tonight saying that he was going to teach her how to polish the car over the weekend and that he would send me some more pictures. I am glad I sold it to her - I know that she will take care of it since she has saved up for it, and I hope that she has as much fun with it as I did. (She is also much more stylish then I ever was as a junior in high school :)
Thanks Dad for your help in selling it and all the logistics that went along with it.


Janis said...

makes me cry

Mikele said...

I'm sad too.

Jennifer Paige Designs said...

Ahh, it is like the end of you like that the subway and taxis have replaced your Jetta? :-)