Post by 973beachbum on Mar 12, 2011 13:29:50 GMT -5
TD I would buy a 2WD if I could find one but there just aren't any in the north east. We have been looking at a Tahoe and an Explorer XLT both 4WD. Both had 8cyl obviously also. They both are 2000 year and have 125000 miles or a little less.
There are much newer ones but they all have close to 200K or even more.
If you only need it for a couple of years 125,000 miles wouldn't likely bother me especially if DH knows vehicles. And if Rick said he'd buy a vehicle with 175,000 miles as long as it's not falling to bits is good to know.
Post by 973beachbum on Mar 13, 2011 9:51:22 GMT -5
DH always calls it the "exploder". ;D
The gas mileage I could almost care less about. I have a Fd Taurus and it only gets 16 mpg city. The difference between 14 and 16 just doesn't matter enough in my life to make me seriously reconsider a vehicle because of it. If it was between something that got 25-30 maybe then but with even the Taurus sizes in the mid teens it isn't a big deal.
As a separate part I am tired of being squished. The explorer didn't have much more room in it than my car. Between the 4 of us and if we had one of the kids friends it was a tight squeeze. I know gas is going up but I am just darn tired of feeling like I have wider when the cars have gotten narrower.
Post by 973beachbum on Mar 15, 2011 10:22:41 GMT -5
So I finally did it. We bought a 2000 Ford Expedition. I forgot how much work it is buying a vehicle. It is a little too trucky for my tastes but DH is happy. We also looked at a Chevy suburban that was more wagon than truck riding but he liked the way the expidition rode better.
So now I am working on changed over my insurance. For a company that really pushes for you to do everything online they suck at actually letting you. What should have been a 5 minute process has now streched into hours.