I bought a new car yesterday. The 2014 diesel Beetle that we bought as a commuter car for my late wife wasn’t large enough to do some hauling I need to do. Neither was my 2021 VW GTI. I traded the Beetle for a 2023 VW Taos.
Of course, the dealership wanted me to finance the car so they could earn a finder’s fee, but I paid cash. At my age, I don’t buy green bananas.
BTW, while I was doing the paperwork to close the deal, the dealer finance guy’s phone rang. It was someone who wanted to sell him an extended warranty.