One of the first tasks on our To Do list after settling in at Welaka, was: purchase a vehicle.
We’d sold our truck when we sold our fifth wheel, and for the past several months, were without a vehicle other than the motorhome.
During that time, we’d traveled by foot, borrowed cars, hired a taxi, or been ferried around by family and friends. So, we were definitely looking forward to having our own wheels once again.
We’d spent many hours looking at cars online, trying to figure out what type of vehicle would work best for us.
And, after much consideration we decided that an SUV would suit our needs, as there would be space for our sound system and instruments, and it would be capable of pulling the boat in and out of the water.
Plus, I wanted something I didn’t have to climb up to get into (like the truck), or scrunch down to get into (like a small economy car).
Once we got that settled, we started a serious search which resulted in our renting a car for a week, and driving many miles to deal with all manner of used car salesmen.
What we ended up with was a bit surprising…a lovely red Dodge Durango with grey interior and leather seats, V8 engine and Flowmaster exhaust system.
If anyone had ever asked me if I thought I would own a Dodge in this lifetime, I would have told them they were nuts! I was a confirmed Nissan or Honda fan. And, red would never have been my color of choice.
But, there she was on the car lot ~ everything we wanted, and in our price range. So we took her for a test drive, and ended up taking her home.
Since she will be tagged in New Mexico, we dubbed her “RoadRunner”, which seemed a fitting name for this classy and sassy old girl.
She’s easy to get into and out of, fun to drive, has power when we need it, and a third row seat, too.
You never know what you’re really getting when you buy a used vehicle, but we’re happy so far, and wish the RoadRunner a long and happy life on the road.