Black Jeep Blues

December 28, 2003

I made the final payment on my Jeep, Friday. In the past month, I’ve replaced:

  • Radiator
  • thermostat
  • Serpentine Belt
  • Lower Radiator hose
  • hood cable

At around 93k miles, my Jeep is crossing the line between good and crappy. It’s been the best car I’ve had, hate to sell it but need something more dependable. I’m getting tired of spending my downtime with that Jeep. We’re looking at either a mini-van or another SUV…probably a Jeep Cherokee newer than our existing one.

Our budget is very limited and this vehicle is possibly a “transitional” car…meaning we’ll probably keep it a while (until our finances get better) and trade it off. I’d normally offer to sell the Jeep to someone locally, via this website, but the Jeep needs some work and I’d hate to pawn it off to anyone (other than a dealer) knowing that.

So, I’m going to peruse some of the local used dealerships and hopefully have a new deal in the next 2-3 weeks.