(Parker scores and is fouled)
Taylor had his pickup backed into while parked. The insurance totaled the vehicle. He was a little sad, since it was his first vehicle. We had put a lot of work into that old truck. He cheered up when he realized he could take his insurance money and pick him out something else. I told him he could find want he wanted as long as it was in the price range, wasn’t more for insurance and got better gas mileage (the old truck got 10 mpg wherever it went). He found a clean 2000 Firebird that gets 30 MPG. Insurance came out to be $1 less per month. (I have no clue how).
(Taylor looking sad in the top picture with his wrecked pickup and happy in the bottom picture with his new car.)
All the car shopping has got me in the mood to trade cars, too. We’ve been driving the Beast (Ford Excursion) for about 3 years now. The boys named it the Beast years ago because the ad that used to run advertising it said, “Anything you can’t drive over in this beast, you can hook a chain to and pull down.” It’s a great ride, but more vehicle than we need. We bought it to pull our camper trailer, but haven’t pulled it as much as we thought. I also find it funny that the Excursion was recently named one of the top 50 worst environmental cars of all time. That kind of makes me want to keep it. I’d actually love to find a nice clean used Z-71 Suburban.
So, have any of your cars ever had names? (ie. the beast)