Loc: Pinellas Park, Florida
My truck has been paid off for years. I just had to buy two new tires for it on Wednesday. Talk about expensive! My truck is so old that the tire size is nearly obsolete, so they are hard to find — did I mention expensive? I guess I could just sell the tires and give away the truck with them.
I drive a 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis. Bought it used. When I get the urge to replace it I think just what would the new one have tht I don't have on this? Not much. It's got a decent power train, roomie, decent gas mileage for a big car, comfortable leather seats, electronic dash with digital readouts. Only thing tat would be nicer is if it had a modern radio that was iPhone/iPad ready.
But, hey, I can replace the radio for $300.
If we don't count our blessings We are just wasting our time
Have not bought a new-new vehicle since the 1970 Datsan 1200...back in 1970....what I started doing was making payments on a vehicle to my bank account, then when I needed a newer one I would have the cash to walk in and pay pay for it so far in 42 years the plan has worked just fine..read some where the average time a person keeps a vehicle in the US now is 12 years...
I drive a 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis. Bought it used. When I get the urge to replace it I think just what would the new one have tht I don't have on this?
One thing useful might be anti-lock brakes if your model didn't come with them, which are really nice in snow and rain. The new ones have many other safety features, but you do have a lot of steel around you in that Marquis.
Guess I am right up with the average my 2000 Dodge Dakota is still hanging in there, I really dont like the base coat clear coat paint being used in the industry for the past 20 years..after a few years the clear coat starts to peal and leaves the vehicle splotchie looking, my Dakota is real splotchie looking but not worth a repaint...just going to drive it til it wont go anymore
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