Ariel Atom all the way.
Eh, the "ridiculously priced" is kind of a subjective thing and depends on different dealers... I was offered an extra 3 year/75k warranty for around $3k which is pretty acceptable for me.
I get into it with dealers on this whenever I buy a car, they talk about wear and tear and road salt to which I respond "so your telling me you have no confidence in the car I'm buying and that it's going to break soon after the warranty?"
why would I buy it? "seriously, you've just killed this deal, I want to know right now why I should buy this car you claim is junk."
he starts backpedaling saying the vehicle is fine so we move on and I press the price issue, "you want how much?" (they started at $3000 + for warranty & 2200 + taxes for undercoatings and this after I'd gotten $800 in "dealercash") I threw the dealercash onto the table saying "worthless to me", the "warranty guy" slides a paper across that I'm supposed to sign that says I turned down getting any additional warranties. I asked "what's this" he explained, "why do I have to sign anything", he said it was a law..... a law!..... I asked "it's a law? what law? I want you to show me right now the name of the law, the code attached to it, I will be checking on this", he backpedals "well it's a dealer accepted blah blah blah", I responded "so it's not a law. were done", I got up and walked out, the salesman had to chase me down.
we finished at $2000 after tax, lifetime on the undercoatings and 2 years extra warranty and to be clear I paid for the "lifetime warranty" on the undercoatings not because I expect it to be honored 10 - 15 years from now but because it'll look nice in the ad when I put the vehicle up for sale when I'm done with it.
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