Monday, June 30, 2008

Our Vehicles

For those who don't know, Brett works as a sales consultant for the Chevrolet dealership here in Rexburg. One of the "perks" of working there is that he can buy any vehicle that the dealership owns or will own for pretty cheap. The only catch that there is, is that we have to keep it for six months before we can sell it. So what that means is that I have a different vehicle to drive almost every six months. Now some people think I'm the luckiest girl to be able to have something new (to me) so often. But it easily drives me crazy! I'm the kind of person who likes to get attached, and to lose something I like breaks my heart (how pathetic am I?!).

Well, it is the end of the six months for our extended cab pickup and Brett has already found a buyer. They wanted it Saturday, but Brett asked if we could keep it until we find something else for us to drive. So we are now waiting to see if something in the price range we are hoping for comes in soon. I had originally been telling Brett that we would be fine with an Impala or an Aurora that would fit a car seat and two booster seats comfortably in the back. But then I remembered how much I LOVED having four-wheel drive over the winter! So now I've changed my mind and am hoping for a small SUV that won't be too hard on gas mileage but still has four-wheel drive. We'll see what we can find!

But in the meantime, our search for a new vehicle prompts me to look back on all of the vehicles we have owned in the almost eight years we've been married. Here goes:

* Updated List *

1948 Chevy Pickup (red) (currently own)
1970 Firebird (originally brown, but painted a sweet maroon with black racing stripes)
1976 Lincoln Continental (Demolition Derby Car) (we painted it "Duke of Hazard" orange)
1985 GMC 1500 (calico - red and white striped on one side and grey on the other side) (currently own)
1989 Honda Accord (maroon)
1990 GMC 1500 Pickup (baby blue)
1990 Mazda 626 (tan)
1992 Honda Accord (grey)
1997 Grand Prix (green)
1997 Chevy Silverado 1500 Pickup (white)
1997 Chevy Silverado 1500 Crew Cab Pickup (white)
1998 Chevy Malibu (white)
2000 Oldsmobile Alero (maroon)
2000 Chevy Tahoe (gold) (currently own)
2001 Chevy Impala (green)
2002 Oldsmobile Aurora (white)
2003 Chevy Malibu (white)
2003 Chevy Impala (silver)
2003 Oldsmobile Alero (red)
2004 Chevy Silverado 1500 Crew Cab Pickup (white) (our only vehicle bought new)
2004 Chevy Silverado 2500 Pickup (white)
2005 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup (red) (currently own)

We'll be adding to this list once we find something to replace our current pickup with as well as our current car, since we've owned that for over six months now!

1 comment:

Nicole J. said...

Wow! I thought Tim and I have owned a ton of cars but this definitely has us beat, however, I have you beat on the different brand of cars. I hope you find something your family will love! Show us a pick when you get it!