Wednesday, June 19, 2013

New Car Itch

It seems that it is that time again. The last three years has just flown by, yet I’m beginning to get that itch, again. The new car itch. 

I honestly cannot believe it has been three years since I bought my car. The motivation in dropping my big Jeep Wrangler and going for a four-door sports sedan escaped me until I read my blog post from the day I bought my car. Gas milage. I was commuting 120 miles each day, and the knobby tires on the Jeep were giving me 14 MPG, at best. The last three years has been filled with 35MPG happiness... boring... grown-up, safe and responsible happiness.

I don’t want to be a grown-up any more. I’m thinking that my next Stevemobile, must have a quasi butch factor, four wheel drive is necessary (for all that skiing I do), and must be able to haul a load (like me), or pull a trailer. Being able to move a load is number one on the list because of all that firewood I chop Christmas decorations I need to move.

 I have my list down to a small list of contenders: 

Jeep Wrangler

Toyota Tacoma

Toyota FJ

Please leave your vote in comments, along with any vehicles you think I should look over. Considering that I’m going for “butch gay-boy realness” this time around.  


Erik Rubright said...

Jeep Wrangler. Definitely.

My buddy just traded in his Tacoma for the Wrangler, as it got a little better gas mileage. And looks cooler. ;-)

Unless you can get your hands on a 1925 Rolls Royce Phantom I. Because THAT would be awesome.

Anonymous said...

I vote 1925 Rolls Royce Phantom... cn

SEAN (Just A Jeep Guy) said...

Love mine! but mine is a two door which is the original - the 4 door is based on the Grand Cherokee platform which gives it much smoother on road ride. Riding in my is like riding a horse. It's bumpy and will shake your kidneys loose until you learn to go with it.

Blobby said...

I'd go w the Jeep. Unless they've changed something w the FJ, you have no visibility. The mirrors and blind spots are horrible.

You didn't put a "(like me)" after 'quasi-butch factor'. I just thought I'd point that out. :)

Pac said...

Get a Jeep. Jeeps love to get dirty.

Stevie B said...

Please see my post about my OCD cleaning of my windshield. Even when I had my last jeep, it was spotless.

Pete said...

Jeep! The Toyota FG is for the suburban wannabe be and the Tacoma is too small.