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Old 02-16-2009, 01:12 PM
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Old 02-16-2009, 01:14 PM
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Based on the evaluation crteria for this decision, I determine the following Course of Action:

FACTS:

1. 1983 GMC resale value is low, personal value is high = KEEP IT.
2. Need a tow vehicle
3. Mini Van = lame
4. Treat the wife right.
5. Mini van and GMC Envoy have OK resale value.

Assumptions:
1. Wife likes the Cadi
2. Wife hates the mini van and GMC ENVOY
3. Kids are old enough to move away from min van requirements
4. If wife needs vehilce to move kids, then she takes the extended truck
5. Cadi is in OK condition.
6. Monti has low resale value, possible vehilce for kids (16) or just keep it for 10 more years, it will become a nice classic vehicle.

SELL the GMC ENVOY and the mini van, buy the extended truck, it will also assume duties as your tow vehilce. You get to keep the Cadi, and drive it when you take your wife out to dinner on Saturday Night Date Nights. You get to dump the mini van and the Envoy, they are functional, but just LAME....

1983 GMC sounds like a great restore project.

You get a newer Kick-A$$ truck to pull your MC with....

Just my two cents worth.

JOE
Thanks! I may push a little more for the wife to drive the Cadi.. Good thoughts
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Old 02-16-2009, 01:18 PM
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I have considered that... The market on older cars, especially non-mainstream muscle is in the tank I don't want to give it away
The issue in my mind is insurance. It'd cost me about $2K to insure the truck and Monte each year. Add that to the Caddy and the Envoy and it adds up. I suppose you could just take them off the road to save money since they are not going to bring much money and each is sentimental.
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Old 02-16-2009, 01:18 PM
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I added to that post...

Promise to buy her a sports car in 3 to 4 years....

You will buy some time, and she may change her mind...

Maybe you both will fall in love with the same sports car???

The new Cameros are very nice....

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Old 02-16-2009, 01:25 PM
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"A" sounds good to me, I have a GMC truck with 4 doors it works out well for me, tows well and I always need to carry chit in the back, Plants , wood or Curio Cabinets, and so on ...... just try not to over extend yourself, I know there are some good deals out there on trucks.... but who knows what is going to happen in the next 2 years..............

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Old 02-16-2009, 01:29 PM
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Old 02-16-2009, 01:33 PM
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Minivan=lame LMAO
I agree.. I am driving it today because it needed a new battery. Nothing in the world can take the cool out of the swagger than hopping out of the minivan

Is it against the law to wear shades while driving a minivan?
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Old 02-16-2009, 01:40 PM
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"A" sounds good to me, I have a GMC truck with 4 doors it works out well for me, tows well and I always need to carry chit in the back, Plants , wood or Curio Cabinets, and so on ...... just try not to over extend yourself, I know there are some good deals out there on trucks.... but who knows what is going to happen in the next 2 years..............
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Is it against the law to wear shades while driving a minivan?
if it's not then they should include it in the stimulus plan... unless you have bad cataracts or glaucoma or something
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Old 02-16-2009, 02:33 PM
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if it's not then they should include it in the stimulus plan... unless you have bad cataracts or glaucoma or something
Hey, how much do you think we should charge them for our studies? I say a billion, but I will gladly settle for a mere half a billion
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