the list is for the things we had sacrificed to get out of debt.
I leave in New England, so a good part of my commute consist of hills, and they get painful to negotiate on snowy days
here in the winter all 4X4, from sedans to SUVs on the roads are more for necessity than luxury.
we sat in the house for the past 2 years and waited for the plow guy to clear our driveway in order get out on heavy snow days, because 1, we didn't have our truck and 2, we have a sloped driveway. before that I've always had an SUV so we could leave if whenever we wanted and now we can.
How much did I pay? The point of this thread, the reason why I put it in the success stories is because I paid cash for this big item literally, well I gave the guy a check for $100 to show him that I was serious and he replaced all the breaks, kind of a "sweetening of the pot" from the seller. but the rest was an exchange of keys for crisp $100s and $50s. but to give you an idea of the value although it won't be close to what I got it for. it's 1999 and it has a rebuilt engine with 74K miles on it. and the price was right.
like I said above it's our emergency vehicle for snow days and the run to the transfer station (that's the dump for those who don't know) so it won't see much action after my initial week of excitement of owning a new toy plus it's a 30 gallons tanks with 15 mpg so the joy will wear off the second time I fill up that tank (nuff said)
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