Well after much research a few sleepless moments and an "intense" negotiation with the loco-al Hyundai dealer, we made the short drive to Magic Mountain and bought a car from them. What a difference. I don't know how the Bako Hyundai dealer stays in business with how poorly they treat their customers.
Before we went to the first dealer, Brenda was so excited to have her first new car buying experience and naievly thought it would be "fun."
We used to watch a reality show on A&E called "King of Cars" that follows a crazy car dealership in Vegas. They make the car buying experience look fun. Brenda was very disappointed. At one point, 4 hours into it, Brenda complained of a headache and said, "Just take me home." It was kind of like a kid who sees their mom pushing a vacuum and thinks it looks like fun. They want to try it. Then after 3 passes they realizes it's work.
Let's just say when it comes to buying cars I put on my "game face." I get like Donald Trump and no deal is good enough until I'm convinced they are losing money by selling the car to me. I know it's ruthless, but it's my money! They can make money off the next guy.
Long story long we ended up driving to Valencia and the buying experience was what Brenda thought the first experience would be like. We did all the negotiating online and a couple phone calls and when walked into the dealership there; easy breezy and it was a done deal. NICE!!
Needless to say we love our new car and it will serve our growing family well.