My Car Shopping Experience at Crestmont Toyota & Ramsey Nissan

Getting a new car is something I thought about for quite some time, but the old Versa was ticking away towards death. I put $1500 into it to hope it would last another year, but issues arose a month later & it was time to car shop for real.

Crestmont Toyota Paul AbrahamCrestmont Toyota

The car I was looking to get the most was the Toyota Prius. I wasn’t sure if I could afford it, so I went to the closest dealership on my route home from work: Crestmont Toyota in Pompton Plains NJ.

I spoke with Paul Abraham, a Product Specialist (fancy term for car salesman, eh?), and before I dive into it, I have a question: does anybody actually use QR codes? Aren’t those like ancient history or is that just me?

Anyhoo, I took a 2015 Toyota Prius C out for a test drive and it was way too small of a car. Nobody could sit behind me when I drive. Paul Abraham’s reaction? I’m tall, too and I don’t have my kids sit behind me. How absurd does that sound?

I test drove a regular-sized 2015 Toyota Prius a week later and that was a much more suitable fit. What it did not fit was my budget, even with the gas savings I’d get. I guess I can hybrid it up in my next car. Paul tried to get a ridiculous lease deal going on once I said I’d just get a Nissan if I couldn’t get the Prius, but it was too much time of paying off a car.

Ramsey Nissan David YedwabRamsey Nissan

I found more success when shopping at Ramsey Nissan in Upper Saddle River closer to my job. My Sales Consultant was David Yedwab and he seemed to be much less salesman-like than Paul was over at Crestmont Toyota.

I have no complaints about my experience, although I went in getting an extra feature or 2 that will benefit me in winter since it was so cheap to get. I opted for the 2015 Nissan Sentra SV with the Cold Weather Package (heated front seats & exterior mirrors) in Titanium (a metallic-looking gray).

Titanium 2015 Nissan Sentra SV with Cold Weather Package

Tell me about your car shopping experience with Crestmont Toyota or Ramsey Nissan, regardless of who your salesperson was, in the comments below or on Twitter @ChrisKeuling!

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