Out with the old, in with the new

Well, it’s that time again — time to upgrade the service vehicle. For those of you that have read some of my posts regarding my ’03 Blazer, you’ll know why I’m happy to get a new vehicle — a 2007 Dodge Nitro.

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I was going to say that I was happy to get rid of my Blazer, but that just didn’t happen. You see, I put on a lot of kilometers with my job — about 60K a year. So, my Blazer, after 3 years, had just over 180K — which made it ‘undesirable’ by the dealership. They offered me $4,500 for a vehicle that I paid $30K for three years prior — I’ll keep it, thanks.

Again, for those of you that have been following my 85 Short-Box, Step-Side Restoration project — you may have noticed that I also had an ’86 that my dad drove. I sold the ’86 yesterday and my dad moved into the Blazer. Hey, I still have the ’85 to work on! (Which should be soon… damn, I wish it would warm up!)

The way I look at it is, my dad does very little driving — pretty much city only. So, the Blazer will give him a little more comfort than the PU, not too mention the safety aspects of it. Plus, in two years, the vehicle will be worth the same as it is now simply because the kilometers will be allowed to ‘catch up’. If he puts on 10K in the next two years, I’ll be surprised. The goal is to keep in under 200K.

(As a side note, I still have to post about most of the problems I’ve had with my Blazer… just to keep you from going through the same thing.)