In 1990, I stopped at the GM dealership in the town where I went to college. It was lunch time, and the owner of the dealership came out. Ir was obvious I had interupted his lunch. I did a general inquiry on an S-10 pickup. I was in the market and definitely was going to buy something. He responded, "you are probably going to need a co-signer, so you should go get that then think about a test drive".
I drove on down the road to the Ford dealership. He had two Rangers there. A red/white one and a blue one. I asked about the price. The salesman threw me the keys and said "[censored], take it for a spin and see how you like it". After the drive, he did a write up. Just starting out in the working world, I did need a co-signer. Talked to my mom who co-signed for me. Wound up driving the Ranger home, for 6 years.
Your first stop in the new Ranger should have been the Chevy dealer.