New Vehicle

On Monday, I bought a new vehicle to replace the explorer. Technically, there is nothing wrong with the explorer that I can’t fix. Realistically, it’s been below zero outside most of the week, and I can’t do anything outside without risking life and limb to the cold.

So, inspite of being a pennypincher at the core, I went and bought a 2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport. It’s black with black tint, has a 190 horsepower inline six cylinder engine, and boasts just 35,000 miles so far. It’s virtually new.

Even more amazing, this vehicle has heat. No coaxing involved. It just comes right out of the registers on the dash. In fact, everything in the vehicle works, all by itself! No cajoling, begging, futzing or grumbling. It just works.

So all-in-all, I’m pleased with the purchase. The payment is reasonable. I think I paid a very reasonable amount for a vehicle in such good condition. For archival reasons, I’ll want to know that I can buy a OEM cruise kit here and that the stock vehicle specs are here.

To do: replace fluids with synthetics as soon as possible, and get the Sony receiver and XM system moved over from the explorer asap as well.

  1. Well, I hope you were able to recover enough sale value on the Exploder from the engine overhaul etc.

  2. I still own the explorer, at the moment. It was only worth a few hundred bucks tradein at the dealer, so I’m going to try to sell it privately.

    I know I won’t get out what I have into it, but it’s a fairly good vehicle, and here’s hoping.

  3. The inline six is virtually bullet-proof. In fact if you plan on keeping that vehicle until it stops running, you will be sick of it. And the driver seat won’t have any padding left.

    Also jeep for the longest time had the best four wheel drive system you could buy for less then 100k.

  4. Congrats!

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