We now have a Dodge in our household
He's getting established in his job, and wanted to start spreading his wings.
Being a huge Chevy family we went and looked at Camaros, but the huge blind spot scared the heck out of him during the test drive. I've always said the Camaro is a great play car, but not a great daily driver.
Checked out the Challenger and the much better visibility, larger interior, and All Wheel Drive option sold him.
Can't get the AWD in a V8, and since he's not a speed demon like myself the 306 HP V6 with it's better mileage and cheaper insurance was a better fit anyway.
Quite the eye opening experience , with most of the dealers underestimating my son, and were shocked when he had about 40% down, and didn't want a 6 to 8 year loan.... in fact he had arranged everything prior to going in to purchase and will pay it off in less than 4 years. If I know him, he'll hate the payments and will more than double up to pay it off as quick as possible.
True to form with our family, it was drizzly when we picked it up so I let him park it in the garage.... for now.
Do you think we have a thing about red Vehicles?
If you look in the background of the second picture you may be able to pick out our Red Duramax.
Now for the dilemma.
The Volvo he got in a minor fender bender (which totaled the car) has been my airport car since I got it back running, while he's been driving a Tahoe
The Volvo has it's issues (mostly electrical gremlins), so my plan was to just trade it in to be rid of it, not really caring what kind of offer they made on it.
They weren't even interested due to the 166000 miles, dented front fender, and Rebuilt title.
How do I unload this car without running into scammers, knowing it's not in great shape.
The new tax laws mean donating it to a charity isn't really worth it.
I'm like FR in that I don't want to send off problems to others, but repairing it just aint worth it. Biggest issue is a coolant temperature sensor issue that is probably wiring, that to have a shop fix would probably cost what the car is worth.
It's been a good enough car, with great tires, aftermarket performance brakes with about 20,000 miles, and rebuilt suspension earlier this year. Interior is in really good shape, but a the carpet is still a bit dirty from when he was working construction.
He does have his work cut out for him getting the Tahoe cleaned up enough for me to start using it as my new airport car. I think he'll be paying a detailer to get the grime of a 23 YO welder out of it.