Tuesday, February 27, 2007
We are going to be in the market for a new vehicle in the next year. My van has over 133k miles (granted probably 2/3 of them are highway miles) and with the traveling we do that makes Matt uneasy, especially since I will be driving many of them by myself.
Exciting right? Who doesn't like to go test drive new vehicles, inhale that new car smell and run their hands over the car interior? Sure I love doing all those things, but the idea of picking up a car payment, when we have been basically payment free for almost 3 years, makes my stomach turn. Plus, I really don't know what I want. I love my minivan, but we have also been toying with the idea of a SVU because we will need something to tow the boat if Matt's truck was to die. I can't drive large vehicles, so that puts a damper on that idea. And we really would like a hybrid vehicle, but none seem big enough for us. (Vehicle choices definitely are limited with 3 kids and lots of traveling) Matt says we should check out some of the crossover vehicles to see what our options are with those. But to be honest, I have no clue what even is a crossover vehicle.
So I thought I would start checking out our options and also compare new cars to Used Cars. After all you lose such a huge amount driving off the lot, if we could fine something with maybe 5k or 10k miles it would be worth it. So I've been looking at Lemonfree to see what options are in our area. So far most of them are cars, but it never hurts to look. Plus I am trying to see what our vehicle would sell for because we need to decide whether to trade-in or sell ourselves my van. (Just the idea makes me want to cry - sniff sniff) Maybe I will list it at Lemonfree when the time comes. After all not many places offer free listings anymore online.
Has anyone seen a cool vehicle lately or know of one that you think I would look supercool driving? A BMW convertible isn't in my near future, so I would love some ideas.