The amount of positive reactions and comments outweighed the hundreds of laugh reacts.
Whether he knows it or not, Austin, a local Fresno man, is receiving a lot of congratulations and praise on his new-to-him 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix purchase after a local salvage yard shared a photo of him standing next to his new wheels.
Initially, the photo received a lot of laugh reactions and rude comments.
Check out the post shared by iPull-uPull Auto Parts in Fresno below.
In addition to selling used car parts, salvage yards like iPull-uPull often have a row of used cars previous owners sold to them.
Instead of scraping them, they’ll repair whatever small fixes they need, and resell them (they usually buy for around $500) for a large profit.
It looks like this particular Fresno salvage yard had this 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix for sale for $3,000, a bit high according to KBB, but a bargain for someone shopping for a new set of wheels nonetheless.
In this material world, a 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix isn’t exactly the first car someone thinks of when they think car purchase, but it’s good enough for a lot of people.
This iPull-uPull post initially attracted a lot of negative attention from people leaving rude comments and laugh reacts (over 800 as of this blog post.)
Soon, however, the positives outweighed the negatives, this post garnering over 3,000+ mostly positive comments and 400+ shares with just as positive captions, too.
A lot of people recognized what a dub this probably is for Austin and congratulated him for his accomplishment.
“Imagine hating your life so bad you came to comment on this dude moving up the ladder of life. I hope he reads every haters comment and never stops grinding,” Scott Bourke commented.
“People laughing sit passenger side,” Christopher Lance Martinez added.
“4 wheels. Win is a win,” Julio Cesear Martinez replied.
“Y’all laughing but his car is paid off and it runs. Congratulations Austin!,” said Kori Ferguson.
And the positive comments kept rolling in.
With the economy the way that it is, everyone who’s shopped for a new or used car knows how pricey it can get.
Consider that the average price of a new car is around $48,759. Even with a hefty down payment, you’re staring down the barrel of a $700 a month car payment for at least five years.
While it’s not the flashiest of rides and considering that this particular year Grand Prix is OK in terms of reliability, a new-to-you car for $3,000 is such a massive win…especially in this used car economy.
So, congrats, Austin, on your new 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix.
Ignore the haters and enjoy your ride, brother.