I have actually done really well at not letting it slip online that I was making this big decision. I wanted to make sure everything was going to go off without a hitch before really letting anyone know. The time has come though and I’m here to say I did get a new vehicle, I got a new Jeep.
Let me start by telling you that I have been considering buying a new vehicle for about 3 1/2 months and it was tough. I liked my 2001 Grand Cherokee, they are a nice vehicle and I would love to have a brand new one, but they are an expensive vehicle. For the last 6 months the Grand Cherokee had needed some maintenance done to it, which I did and carried on. But in that time I started to lose faith in it. If you know me well, you’ll know that I deal with anxiety with somethings, my vehicle being one of them. To make matters worse, being in Northern BC and having to drive the highway on a semi-regular basis really stirred up my anxiety, so much so that I was convinced I would break down in the middle of know where.
Well something like that almost happened on my way to Edmonton almost two weeks ago. As I was coming into Whitecourt, Ab my Cherokee – lets just say – farted. I was terrified that I was going to be stuck in Whitecourt, but after two hours of consideration on what to do, I continued onto Edmonton. While in Edmonton for the next two days the Cherokee was fine. During that time in Edmonton I made the decision to get a new vehicle. Over a day and a half I narrowed down what type of vehicle I wanted and then I narrowed down where the best deal was.
So here it is, my new Jeep. A 4dr 2011 Jeep Wrangle Sahara Unlimited is what I’m now rolling in. I’m very happy with it and have fulfilled a childhood dream of owning a real Jeep – albeit my dream was a 2dr Yellow TJ. It is solid Flame Red and looks hot. It is not the based package, but also not the extreme Rubicon model. It is perfect for my needs – or at least what I think me needs are. I wanted something that had lots of cargo room, 4×4, towing capabilities and a little higher off the ground so I could go to places like Pink Mountain. I got all that in this rig plus more. It comes with Satellite Radio built-in, voice control and my personal favourite steering wheel controls. Plus, it is standard! It is me. It was also a very good price, one that I’m comfortable with, even though I do not like debt.
I drove it back from Edmonton and was very content with it. I no longer had this feeling it was going to break down, then even if I did there is warranty. I will admit, I am a little rusty with the stick shift and could do with some more practice when it comes to highway driving, but it will come with time. So! Who wants to go for a ride?