Bighorn sheep on Highway 74 October 2014

Bighorn sheep on Highway 74 October 2014
This big guy crossed the highway, October 2014.

Monday, December 27, 2010

New truck???

I hate to say it, but our beloved Toyota RAV4 (1997 model) is KAPUT. It needs a $700 diagnostic job to figure out why an exhaust light won't go off. We've replaced what we could and our mechanic tried to fix it, but he doesn't have the equipment necessary to fully figure it out. And, it needs a new clutch AND the suspension is shot....Sooooooooooooooooooooo, we are looking at new trucks. Hubby will have to buy this one as I'm still paying for my Honda CRV, which now has 80,000 miles! ACK! Where does the time go? I actually drove the RAV up the hill last weekend, but it was too wet and muddy to go any off-roading. We figure we need either a truck or something like a 4-wheel drive XTerra or something with a high clearance because we DO like to take dirt roads and go exploring! I'm kind of leery of Toyotas after all their recalls. Our son has a 2010 RAV, but with its low horsepower and low clearance, I don't think we would want one of those again. Any ideas or suggestions? We need something that we could take on dirt roads and haul around all of our camera equipment and suitcases! Hubby likes the Nissan Titan and there are some nice incentives right now on it. We also have a $23,000 limit, so some of the more expensive trucks are OUT!

1 comment:

  1. Good luck! I have zero recommendations but would certainly love to trade in my compact for a truck of some sort as well. One cannot have near the adventures without clearance, eh? Look forward to reading what you decided upon.