I love my car :)
Six years or so ago, I was driving around a well-loved but beat up 15 year-old Nissan Sentra when it started making some strange noises. My dad took a look under the hood and informed me that there was a hole in the engine and that oil was pretty much pouring out of it. He recommended I start looking for another car right away as the costs to repair the engine were not worth the value of the car itself.
I started looking around for a “new” (used) car but was feeling jaded about buying another older/used car that could possibly break down on me again. On a whim I went to my Bank’s website to see if I could get a car loan for a brand new vehicle, since I had never owned one before. I had never done any kind of loan before either so I randomly chose a figure and submitted it on the online loan form from my bank. I received an email back from my bank saying they had received my request and that I would hear back from a loan agent if approved.
Well… I never heard back from the bank and assumed my request had been rejected. Meanwhile, still driving around my Nissan Sentra (as it leaked a trail of oil everywhere I went), one day I found myself sitting in traffic behind the cutest car I had ever seen. I knew immediately that it was going to be my next car! However, the cute car I was behind had a temporary paper license plate on it, which had folded up and over the emblem on the car’s trunk… so I couldn’t see what make/model of car it was. In busy traffic they were soon far ahead of me and out of sight. I knew I had to find out what the car was so that I could focus on obtaining one of my own.
It was a car model I had never seen before, but oddly enough the very next day I found myself behind another car of the same model, except this time I saw that it was a Scion. After doing some research online, I learned that the car I wanted was new to the market, specifically a Scion tC in Azure Pearl with manual transmission of course! I printed up a photo and spec sheet of the car and taped it to my bedroom mirror so that I would see it every day. I also began having fun visualizing myself driving it and listening to music on road trips in it and loving my little car so much. I remember summoning up so much willpower and intensity during these visualization sessions, really getting into it and enjoying the imaginative process.
So I headed out one day to the Scion dealership to test-drive one and hopefully find one within my budget. The salesman pulled up some figures for me with the dealership financing rates and came back with a ridiculously high payment amount, something like $500 per month. No way could I afford that. The salesman then told me I wouldn’t be able to get a lower financing rate anywhere else because I had no credit lending history. Dejected and bummed out, I left the dealership and wondered if maybe I should focus on a more affordable car, all the while still envisioning myself at the wheel of my Scion tC. I figured I would try my bank one more time, and made an actual appointment with an adviser to see what kind of loan I might qualify for.
At the bank the next week, sitting with my adviser, I was surprised when she told me I had been approved for my original online loan request. Not remembering what the random figure I had entered online was, she told me I was approved for a $19,000 car loan and with the bank’s financing rate, the monthly payment amount would be right in my price range. And I could not believe it, as the Scion tC I wanted was EXACTLY $19,000, the same amount of my loan approval!!
The next day I went back to the dealership and told the same salesman that I would like to buy the Scion tC in Azure Pearl with the Manual Transmission with my bank’s financing. You can only imagine my smile of satisfaction as I drove that cute little car off the lot. Years later I still own the same car and I have been on so many adventures and roadtrips in it, just as I always imagined. I still love my little Azure Pearl!
It just goes to show that when you set your intent on something you want from your heart, things fall into place to make it happen.