2/19/2006

New Car

A couple weeks ago we sold our 1993 Cheyenne pickup to Marcin & Kasia.

Yesterday, we bought a new car, a 2006 Toyota Corolla LE.

Why, you may ask, did we buy such a small car?
We have a K2500 Chevy truck for hauling stuff.
We have an Jeep Grand Cherokee, that's our big luxury sedan.
What I need is transportation to and from work. The Corolla gets 38 mpg on the highway. With gas prices creeping up the way they have been lately, you can bet on $4.00 gas by the time it's paid for.

At 12,000 miles a year, 38mpg, $4 gas, that's $1263.16 per year (compared to $4000 a year for the Chevy), that'll make most of the car payment.

On the downside, the acceleration is gutless, after driving a 454 big block Chevy, but I suppose I'll get used to it.