This post is about a month old, from SlingShotFourums.com, but I figured I'd repost it here, for all to see =)
I didn't wanna introduce myself until I actually bough a Slingshot.
This is lengthy intro, but Joe (Sling King) told me to tell it =)
A little bit about myself, name's Jason, been in Alabama all my life,
almost 41 years! Loved the Slingshot when I heard about it a couple
years ago. Couldn't afford to get one at the time. Had just bought a
Jeep Rubicon and started to modify it super quick! Wanted a Jeep, since
I was in my late teens, so I figured 20 years wait was long enough! It
was an awesome Jeep, went many places, I would've never gone in a
regular vehicle! Didn't quite realize quite how much damage would
happen internal, while doing this, LOL! I mean, I knew things would
brake and wear, but didn't know they would that often.... Had the Jeep
almost 2 years and went through 3 sets of upper/lower balljoints, 3
pairs of inner front axle seals, just to name a couple. Invested
$10-$15k in it, in less than 2 years! So, needless to say, no extra
cash for a Slingshot...
Decided a few months back to put the Jeep up for sale. Tried to get
payoff, $18k, and nothing. It had $10k plus in mods, that I was just
gonna let go with it. People, many people, wanted it, but couldn't get a
bank to loan enough and didn't have any cash to just buy it....
Talked to a few car dealers, who offered me $6k-$10k for the Jeep....
Just completely disgusted... Talked to my cousin, that's been at a
local Chevy dealer for 30+ years and trust him! He said the best way
out of the Jeep was to trade for a $42,000 2016 Chevy Silverado, Crew
Cab, LTZ Z71..... Payments would be $650-$700/month, but the incentives
would eat the negative equity up.... Still just so disappointed...
So, I was daydreaming about the Slingshot a few weekends ago, (March-April 2016). Started
looking at all sorts of stuff, Polaris's website, stumbled upon
Slingmods and last Tuesday, I found Joe, (Sling King)'s Vlogs. I didn't
have much time to watch them at work, but when I got home, I watched
every one of his Vlogs! Checked out some of his review on his great
opportunity, getting to work with Slingmods! Checked out, TheKingofReviews.com and was dead set on owning a Slingshot!
I found Joe's Facebook page and he quickly accepted my request. He
told me about so many other things, that I didn't know about the
Slingshot! We talked about my financial situation and the desire to
just bite the bullet and get the damn thing!
So, this past Wednesday, (April 6, 2016), I took the day off, went to the Polaris dealer
in Athens, AL. Sat in a Turbo Silver SL and just from sitting in it, I fell
in love!!! That one was sold, at $25,999!!! But, they had a Base
Titanium, but had added the infotainment crap and a windshield and jacked
the price up to $24,000.... They tried to tell me that I needed the
extras that they put on it.... They won't let people test drive them, due to
insurance purposes... Thought this Slingshot dealership was the better
one, out of the 3 in Alabama, but just another dealer, wanting to make
the sale.... So, Thursday and Friday, I was on the phone with them off
and on throughout both days. Seemed it only got worse, until they
finally decided to do something for me.
Got a call, about 6pm, Friday night, (April 15, 2016), saying they think they had a deal
worked up for me, at a payment that wasn't ridiculous... But, they
couldn't tell me over the phone... Called them Saturday morning and
finally got a payment out of them, it was $10-$15 more than I wanted,
but the best thing for me, at this point in time. So, checked with the
boss, (wife) and she was fine with it!
Got to the dealer, at closing time the next day and made the deal, and
left with a 2016.5 Gloss Black Base! Soon as we left the dealership, I
decided that this is the best thing I've ever wasted money on, in my life! 1st
through 3rd is an absolute thrill!!! I've owned Vettes, 1st Gen
Camaros, lots of Classic cars, lots of motorcycles and this is, hands
down, the baddest thing I've driven!!!
So, thank you Joe, (Sling King), for all your terrific info, reviews,
etc. and to taking the time to talk to me! He told me the
Slingshot community was the best out there! I wish there were more
people like you in this world, brother! I plan to have my Slingshot for
a long time to come!
Thanks for having me and maybe someone close by wants to ride sometime?
Again, sorry for the long intro, but it's well worth it! Thanks again,
So far, I've added an Alpha Cold Air Intake, Alpha Cam and Coil Pack Cover, Alpha Brake Brace, Metrick's License Plate Relocater, 1320 Header, BMS Twin Shot Exhaust System, a stock "Blade" windshield and Alpha Center Brace, Shark Audio 1400w Stereo System and more to come in the near future!