I smell a new truck in my future. I am getting tired of the old daily ride, 01 Dakota. It sure has been a money maker or money saver, 190k on it. Dakota's fit me like a glove like they were designed for me.
The old girl has some electrical problems and showing her wear and tear. There is a little cancer around her fender wells. It still looks good for a nine year old truck that has seen too many fast lanes and farm lanes.
If you sit in the passenger seat, I have to raise and lower your window for you. I am adjusting the steering wheel all the time to keep the AC fan motor on high so you don't roast today. There is a bad wire in the steering wheel somewhere.
After I cashed my wheat check, I took a detour through a local Chrysler lot and there sat a new flex fueled crew cab 4WD and I got out to get my sticker shock, $31,000. Now I would be better off putting that on the 5 acres and 3 new barns for sale down the road but a guy has to have a good ride, right?
Chrysler wouldn't be my choice except for that one model. Their electrical parts stink. Where is Lee Iacocca when you need him? Old like me I guess but if it weren't for him they wouldn't even be around still.
The stock money is on Ford but they are still left handed to me. If I listened to Mike Rowe I would own one but I am a Chevy man at heart. Neither one make a Dakota.
If I would have started playing stocks when LuAnn did last year I could have enough in my fund to buy one cash outright. Ford won that battle.
Used makes so much more sense but good ones are needles in a haystack and I am running out of time to look for bargains. I just drive around doing my daily work and I run across them.
I hit enough websites last night I knew I would have email. Sure enough, the Internet department at Jeff Wyler had one sitting in my inbox early this morning. I knew it would come to this.
It's fun to dream a little in this day and age but I still smell that new truck smell.