Thursday, April 21, 2005

Same ol' shit..

It's been an interesting couple of weeks. Two weeks ago I was driving home from work and noticed my temperature gauge climbing - FAST! I was able to pull off the tollway and stop before I overheated, but as I waited 2 hours for a tow truck, with my wife and kids joining me to take me home, I was frustrated. Just one more thing that went wrong with the Land Rover. The previous weekend we had looked at a pre-owned Toyota Tacoma 4WD double cab, which we had been thinking about. So, there by the side of the tollway I decided that this was the final straw. Unfortunately, the truck I had looked at was gone. But that Saturday we did some serious online shopping, found an '03 locally that was what I want (no 4WD though), and got it. I like it so far, but still have emotional attachment to the Land Rover. But I am getting between 16 and 18 mpg (13 on the Land Rover), and I only have to put in regular, not premium. Plus this truck will become Justin's when he's driving, and he's all for that!

Same ol' shit..

It's been an interesting couple of weeks. Two weeks ago I was driving home from work and noticed my temperature gauge climbing - FAST! I was able to pull off the tollway and stop before I overheated, but as I waited 2 hours for a tow truck, with my wife and kids joining me to take me home, I was frustrated. Just one more thing that went wrong with the Land Rover. The previous weekend we had looked at a pre-owned Toyota Tacoma 4WD double cab, which we had been thinking about. So, there by the side of the tollway I decided that this was the final straw. Unfortunately, the truck I had looked at was gone. But that Saturday we did some serious online shopping, found an '03 locally that was what I want (no 4WD though), and got it. I like it so far, but still have emotional attachment to the Land Rover. But I am getting between 16 and 18 mpg (13 on the Land Rover), and I only have to put in regular, not premium. Plus this truck will become Justin's when he's driving, and he's all for that!
It's been an interesting couple of weeks. Two weeks ago I was driving home from work and noticed my temperature gauge climbing - FAST! I was able to pull off the tollway and stop before I overheated, but as I waited 2 hours for a tow truck, with my wife and kids joining me to take me home, I was frustrated. Just one more thing that went wrong with the Land Rover. The previous weekend we had looked at a pre-owned Toyota Tacoma 4WD double cab, which we had been thinking about. So, there by the side of the tollway I decided that this was the final straw. Unfortunately, the truck I had looked at was gone. But that Saturday we did some serious online shopping, found an '03 locally that was what I want (no 4WD though), and got it. I like it so far, but still have emotional attachment to the Land Rover. But I am getting between 16 and 18 mpg (13 on the Land Rover), and I only have to put in regular, not premium. Plus this truck will become Justin's when he's driving, and he's all for that!