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I love cars, but have not been able to afford the car I really wanted. After I retired from Cherry Creek Schools Maintenance Department, I vowed I would get myself a new red Hyundai Sonata. This was the car I had dreamed about and it also got rave reviews from Consumer Reports magazine. I wanted a car that would last me the rest of my life. I was 62 and had retired when I was 53 after working 30 years doing what nobody else wanted to do, cleaning bathrooms, shoveling snow and shampooing carpets that 30 children had thrown up on. It was high time I got a car that was brand new and dependable. I had never had a car that had been made in the same decade it had been built. My previous car was 17 years old and had seen it's best days. I went the the local Hyundai dealer and fell in love with the red Sonata I had always dreamed of owning. I put my 17 year old car as the down payment and got the car, thanks to Westerra lending me the money. I had always paid my bills on time, so I got a good interest rate and drove out of that showroom, ready to have all my friends and family see my BRAND NEW CAR! It was one of the proudest days of my life. Westerra gave me the opportunity to realize my dream of owning my dream car. I have my payments taken out by my online bill pay service, so the debt is being repaid on time every month. I have owned the car for over two years and have 12,323 miles on the odometer as of today. I expect this car to last me my lifetime and have willed the car to my nine year old great nephew. He asked me when he can get the car from me and I told him upon my death. "I need this car for my transportation, I explained." He smiled and said, " I don't want you to die Uncle Chuck, but when you do, I will love driving this car. Please keep it washed and in great shape for me." Art Linkletter was right when he said, "Kids say the darnest things!"

How Westerra Works for You

The low interest rate and the fast cheerful service. Buying a car is something most people dread doing, but Westerra took all the frustration and pain out of getting a new car and allowed me to enjoy the experience, making it one of the great times of my life.