Saturday, May 15, 2010

We Have a Truck Again!

We're Toyota truck owners again! We had been contemplating getting a second vehicle recently since the Jetta had started giving us some problems about 7 weeks ago. With Jarod solely relying on his bike for his transportation, with all the camping/climbing/beach going we do, with owning a 75 pound, shedding fur ball, and with really being stuck when the Jetta was in the shop, we decided it was time to get into a 2nd vehicle.

Now, obviously, it's old! But it's AWESOME! It has low mileage, a solid front axle (I don't know what that means, but it's supposed to be good), it's very clean, 4 wheel drive, runs GREAT, and is from the era when Toyota just made 'Trucks', not a Tacoma, a Tundra, etc. I think that's funny; we'll just have to write 'Truck' for model. Haha.

We drove to Victorville (1 1/2 hrs away) to check it out, discussed it over a roast beef sandwich at Arby's and decided it was a win. And, the more we got to know the couple we were buying it from, the more we were affirmed in our decision. They turned out to be believers and had grown up in Colorado & in Oakhurst (right outside Yosemite Valley); they have a little girl and are expecting a boy in August. They also are moving to Wyoming (Schultz's, I think we need to connect you guys-your kids are nearly the same age!) So, we really feel great and are thrilled over this purchase. YES!


Adam Conkle said...

Congratulations to you Jared and Brooke!!! I am a fan of those early Toyota trucks too. Could you convince Laura that I need one? hehe

Judy and Scott S. said...

WOW! that thing is gorgeous! congrats and we are sooooo happy for you!!! can't wait to come out soon and sit in it....if you will let me! love ya....Mom