It’s not that I want to get rid of it because it’s old. My Honda is a 2001 model and I still feel like it’s new.
In 2007, the engine went out and left us stranded in Joplin. Chad came and got us, the truck got towed back to our town and we decided we weren’t going to keep it and that’s when we bought the Highlander. But then Vince decided to keep the truck and had a new engine put in it and that’s how we ended up with an extra vehicle.
But now, we need a pickup that will haul a trailer with a tractor, or a few livestock or even pull a garbage trailer to the landfill since we don’t have trash pickup out here. The S-10 will pull light trailers but not the kinds of trailers we need it to pull. We do not need 4 vehicles but we need a larger pickup . . that’s why I want to get rid of the S-10.
The S-10 is in good shape, with not many miles for its age, has the best air conditioner of any of our vehicles, and a great stereo system. It’s never had an accident. It has no rust. It looks pretty darned good for its age. But, it just isn’t the pickup that we need these days so unless it absolutely stops running and cannot be fixed, I doubt Vince will get rid of it. I know he won’t get rid of the Honda or the Highlander so . . we’re going to eventually end up with 4 vehicles and I think it’s crazy to pay insurance and taxes on 4 vehicles for 2 drivers! But, so long as all my needs and wants and desires are met, I won’t squawk too much about the vehicle situation around here.
Linda in NE says
I know all about having more vehicles than drivers….my Buick, his Geo Metro, two ’55 Chevys, old pickup that is mostly his hunting truck in the fall, and lastly, his previous Metro that is stuffed into the garage even though it’s completely shot but he just can’t part with it. You know, the old “maybe I can fix it up” thing. All except the old Metro are insured and licensed. It’s a good thing I’m not high maintenance. 🙂
Our/DH’S S-10 was replaced 3 yrs ago. It was a ’99. It wasn’t because there was a problem with it (mile numbers do NOT count) it was just that we purchased a 5th wheel camper unit and needed something bigger to pull it. It really would have been easier to decide which of DH’s limbs to remove than replace that pickup! Our son was in need of a different vehicle and there was even some talk of HIM getting a large pickup that we would use as needed! What is with these guys??? They don’t even make the S-10 model anymore which just adds to the “mystique”!!! And so it goes! (grin)
Same thing here. His SUV, my SUV, Truck (which I use a lot), vintage Triumph, and Motorcycle. I would be hard pressed to choose one if we had to down size. Life is good. LOL
Sibyl Scott says
Judy Can’t you get plates for the “new” truck for farm truck—would that be lower tag prices? Maybe lower insurance, since it wouldn’t be for commuting and such? I don’t know, I just know I have seen trucks with Farm Truck on the plates–thought it was designated for farm work, and might have lower tag prices or such.
The rules are set out here – http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/cve/Farm.htm
The S-10 isn’t useful for any of those purposes.
marion usborne says
Assume for now, the livestock is Speck and the chickens . . .
Doris - The Quilting Queen says
If you decide to get rid of the S-10, remember I have a 16 year old that is wanting a vehicle and I think the S-10 would be perfect for him. Vince could borrow it for old times sake!