THISI am a want kind of guy not so much a need kind of guy.
I trade vehicles way too often. But I cant take anything with me when I die so what the heck.
Buy what you want, drive what you want.
I could do with less, but my entire life has always been "well we will have to make do" mind set. I grew tired of that and decided if I was ever going to have anything or enjoy anything I am going to have to fork over the money to do it. So its either save forever until I get enough cash to buy it or finance it.
Either way its going to cost me money.
We had a 73 Chevy 454 Cheyenne. It got 7 MPG pulling a stock trailer with 40 head or just cruising around town. It would roast the tires and leave black tire crunchies behind. It was the only vehicle I have ever seen with the speedometer and the fuel gauge connected to each other.My biggest regret was selling my 95 Tacoma with the 6 cylinder engine, auto tranny, and extra cab. Had 365,000 miles on it but didn't use a drop of oil. Got $4000 for it from the second person looking at it, cash.
I trusted that vehicle in any depth of mud or snow to the point where the wheels would lose traction going to high center. (It's still on the road to this day with over 400,000 miles on it.)
Bought a Tundra because I needed to haul a bumper pull RV.
Should have kept that 21 mpg taco to drive back and forth to the farm which is 45 miles away and kept the miles off the Tundra that got 16mpg. Now with a bigger RV and a F-250 that gets 13 mpg highway miles not towing, I'm really regretting getting rid of the Tacoma.
I've seen my auto fuel meter saying I was getting 7 miles per gallon driving into a 40 mph headwind while pulling the RV. It's 13.5' high, so it qualifies as a high-profile vehicle.We had a 73 Chevy 454 Cheyenne. It got 7 MPG pulling a stock trailer with 40 head or just cruising around town. It would roast the tires and leave black tire crunchies behind. It was the only vehicle I have ever seen with the speedometer and the fuel gauge connected to each other.