Friday, January 18, 2008

new truck!

we bought a truck yesterday!!!

ok... so we have been talking about getting a new truck in the spring, but kevin has been thinking about it a lot now...

matter of fact he went to a dealership in ogden on tuesday and test drove a 2000 chevy s10... whatever that is... lol! he really liked it and wanted to know what i thought!

well, since i wasn't there to drive it with him...

and that it was the first truck he has test driven...

and that is was the only truck he had driven...

and that it was red...

and that it had tan interior...
(red and tan... not my idea of a perfect combo for a vehicle... at least for us...)

so, as my list got longer and longer i told him to hold off for a bit... you know... drive a few more trucks! we decided that we would pray about it on wednesday and come to some sort of decision on thursday.

thursday morning came and kev called me at work to ask me how i was feeling about it and what i thought. i told him that i felt like we needed to try a few more things out... test drive more trucks... even if we went back to the original truck, at least we did our homework.

now, one of the things we liked about the first truck/dealership was that they were willing to offer us $1500 trade for our little piece of crap... i mean, other car... that was very enticing to us, because we knew we wouldn't be able to get that much if we sold it elsewhere!

ok... so he decided to go drive a couple more.... he called me on my lunch break and said that he was out in the parking lot... "come and see!" ann and i went out and there he was! he was driving a white 1998 dodge dakota... very nice! it is great condition... inside and out! it came with a little truck box (which we would have needed to get anyway...) decent gas mileage, and 4 wheel drive! so great!

his friend was with him and he gave the thumbs up too! kevin wanted to go talk to the dealership (the truck was from the same dealership that we bought our beautiful new buick!) and see what they could offer us.

i said... good, go talk to them... so... he did...

they offered $500 for the trade in and we were thrilled with it!

we bought it! wow! that was fast! but we both feel really good about it! it is a great little truck! wahoo! we have a truck again!

7 comments:

Kate said...

Way cool! :)

Laura Nicholas said...

congrats on the truck! very cool. So what is all that white stuff on the ground???? Can you send of that to me here in Oregon - we never get that!!!!

Love ya my cute friend.
Laura

Eric & Emily said...

Okay, I'll be sure not to show Eric this post or he'll be green with envy! Good for you guys!

Julie M. said...

Hooray! I love new cars! :)

Dawn said...

LOL, in our ward, a new truck is a sure way to be called to be in the EQ pres! LOL I love the truck, very cool! You can keep the snow though ;) LOL

Alleman Family said...

Nice Truck! Ty wants a new truck too. What is it with guys and trucks? Do they feel more manly in them or something? :)

Emily said...

I left the greatest tribute to your old white truck and somehow it didn't post- so here goes again...I was reminiscing about the scrapbook house and how at 3 o'clock in the morning we rifled in your pockets (you had gone to bed) looking for your keys because we had to pull "the beast" into the garage- remember? So soemhow I was picked to do the driving and I totally bonded with your great white beast that night- It was in the dead of winter- freezing cold- and it would barely start- when it finally did- each time I tried to put it in reverse- It killed- so I had to totally rev the engine and that thing had horse power like no other- I was so afraid I was going to drive through the entire house- me and Alisha and Tamara about wet our pants and there was an exhaust cloud for miles when we were through- but ah, what memories... love that truck!!- your new one is beautiful- congrats! miss you