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The new wheels question decided

Posted on September 30, 2012

In an earlier post I wrote about my love for trucky vehicles and admitted to Walter Mitty fantasies when behind the wheel of such things.  I debated trading my university Volvo in for a Jeep Wrangler, a vehicle I always admired for its rough and ready quality.

Well, the university car is just fine, only two years old, and as a four door it serves well when others are with me.  I couldn’t use university resources to suit my driving prefernces.

So I traded in my own 2004 BMW Z4 for……..

 I know, I know — it has mediocre fuel economy, but I promise to dry my laundry outside, use a push lawn mower, and shower less often whenever I drive it.  And it’s beautiful, no?

When  thought about the Wrangler I asked for opinions on my Twitter account and SNHU students were enthusiastically in support.  My story, and I’m sticking to it, is I “did it for the kids.”

Also, every Jeep owner with whom I spoke has loved their Jeeps and are often on their third or fifth or even seventh in one case.  I can report that in six miles of driving so far I have been smiling the whole time!   I wanted to park it on our front lawn with one wheel up on an exposed rock, but Pat rolled her eyes and forbid it.

So I’m instead praying for a major snowstorm, mudslide, or flood.  Then just give me a call and my Jeep and I will happily come rescue you. 






One thought on “The new wheels question decided

  1. Jason Mayeu says:

    It certainly looks like a nice ride. I too have always wanted one…. Someday! I keep telling myself, someday. 🙂 Enjoy!

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