Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Our van has.....

Our van that we have driven for 4 years decided to commit suicide on Sunday. Without any warning it decided to bleed out spontaneously through the transmission. In an effort to keep us from resurrecting it, the van managed to place the leak in a position that would require much work and money to fix. Our friend took a look at it and declared it dead. It has 208K miles on it and has served us well, but with having to replace the transmission, the radiator and the rear suspension to make it live for maybe just one more year we have decided that would be about 3 to 4 thousand dollars that would be better spent on a newer vehicle. It is an inconvenient time for us and sad to say good bye to the Grape Ape, but now we get to find something newer with less miles. We are just keeping our fingers crossed and knees bent that we get a good tax refund so that we can pay cash for it. I really don't want to have to take out a loan in today's economy. So wish us happy hunting and if you know of any really good deals, then let us know. I keep telling Steve that what I really want is a.....




After all, it would make a great 4oth birthday present, don't you think?

3 comments:

jill said...

What about your Chrysler?!

Jaclynweist said...

AH, a Chevy Person. :) I love that truck. :) I'll keep my eye out for a car and let you know.

Mary Irons said...

YEAH!!!!!! I would love that truck too! Maybe even more than my husband! I'll keep my eyes & ears out for ya.