Saturday, August 22, 2009

Decisions, decisions...

This lovely beauty has been our vehicle for ten years. It was great when the kids were small as it has nine seat belts. I was the carpool queen!
 As the years went on it became VERY impractical. The 40 gallon tank was a gas guzzler and I really didn't need to be driving around town, alone in that big rig!
So it became the "extra" car or essentially, my work car. It was perfect for hauling merchandise to events and tournaments. 
Although we used it rarely and under insured it... the truck has 125,000 miles on it.
And, when gas went up to $3 a gallon?
All I could think was, Sell Sell, SELL!

Along came Cars for Clunkers.
It got me thinking. 
The most we would ever get for our beloved truck would be 2,000. There will certainly start to be costly repairs as more miles pile on. I still need something for work, yet good on gas. with our winters I still need 4 wheel drive.
Hmmm. Today is the deadline (unofficially.)
So kids, it's between the Honda Ridgeline or

The Chevy Avalanche.
I'll keep you posted. any opinions?

12 comments:

OHN said...

Good for you! We just did this...got rid of our 12 year old jeep that S1 crashed in the spring....we got a great deal on a car with a 10 year all inclusive warranty..love it.

I think you should get whichever one YOU want...don't let anyone talk you into anything :)

Susan said...

I can see you in both! I'd go with whomever gives you the best deal!
Honda's have terrific trade in value... so I've heard...

Pink Martini said...

Got rid of my Suburban years ago and have never looked back. My next step down was a Yukon and now my Lexus RX somethingerother. Love it. You'll have fun in either. Nothing like that new car smell. Have fun. :)

Frau said...

Either look like great trucks. Can't wait to hear which!

Torch Lake Prep said...

Friends are on their 2nd Avalanche, they really like it and it's great for hauling and comfy for riding too.

Her Preppiness said...

Either one is a good choice

Preppy Little Dress said...

Avalanche, if you want an Obama-vehicle - ha! ha! Either one works, but I still like supporting American built autos!

Ina in Alaska said...

Either one. They are both hot! PS I do not know if you got my email I am returning to NJ will be there 9-5 - 9-20 Let's get together again!!!

Beth Adamson said...

Pat, good decision. I am and always will be a lover of Honda, having owned five hondas over a 23 year time span. However the avalanche is a nice ride. Good luck with the decision. Which ever one you choose you will enjoy. We are big Chevy oweners too. Love ya

Caffeine Court said...

I missed the deadline! I wouldn't be able to advice you without doing some research.

I'm sure you'll love whatever you get.

Joyce said...

They both look really nice! Yes keep us posted. xoxo

Domestic Diva said...

Love the Green Suburban...... Classic!!
I don't think I could part with it!!
xxx me