I've gone SUV. Between all the deer crashes around here and the fact that many other people have either vans or SUVs or is a farmer with a truck, I feel safer going with the flow and getting a larger vehicle. And it was a good deal. Very good.
Ford Explorer Limited, 1993, burgundy with roof rack to fog lights and even a CD player inside. Best of all, A/C that works!! Stylin'!
The Ford Explorer was by the side of the road with a for sale sign on it. The car had 188,000 miles on it, if I remember, but Fords go a long way and I knew I would not be driving much. My traveling days were over. So I bought it. I did hit a deer, a frequent occurrence around here, but thankfully only the headlight was cracked in a minor way. Glad I was in a SUV.
Well 9 1/2 years later, my 23 year old Ford finally died. The engine block was cracked and when you hear that diagnosis on a 23 year old car, you hear taps playing in your head. Time to say goodbye.
Today I did. A friend's husband came and got it and will bring it to the