“I thought I knew what car I wanted until I first spoke to Richard. We ended up choosing a Kia Carnival that we now absolutely adore but also that is infinitely more appropriate and functional than what I had originally planned.”
I thought I knew what car I wanted until I first spoke to Richard. He was very respectful but also asked a few hard questions. What did we actually want to do in the car? Do we travel a lot? Who will be driving? What is important to both myself and my wife in a vehicle. This discussion ended up shifting us away from what I “thought” we needed towards something that we now absolutely adore but also that is infinitely more appropriate and functional than what I had originally planned.
We have three young children who are all in car seats and we decided we needed a seven seater. The ability to be able to still pick up another child or even a parent or friend was important to us, as was just extra room for all our ‘stuff’. Richard was extremely knowledgeable on all the 7 seaters I was considering (and some that I hadn’t considered) and we chatted in detail until we short listed a few. Richard helped coordinate the test drives and made sure that I wasn’t harassed by well-intentioned sales people. In the end we chose a Kia Carnival (a soccer mum car ). I had never pictured us in a people mover but it is 2 months in and it is an amazing vehicle and perfect for our family right now. I know I would have regretted going with my initial impulse and am forever grateful for Richard’s support and advice.