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Sunday, August 21, 2005

How Much For That Truckasaurus In The Window?

I got a knock on my door yesterday from some guy who saw Truckasaurus parked out front and wanted to give me $2000 in cash for it on the spot.

I have mixed feelings about this. It’s Truckasaurus. I bought it brand spank new as a present to myself for getting back from the Gulf War alive in 1991. It was my dream vehicle (I know, it don’t take much) and I brought both my kids home from the hospital in that truck. It’s been with me through thick and thin.

It IS getting a little long in the tooth though, showing its age in the form of horrid gas mileage and peeling paint here and there. And I got the Saturn and the new Honda Pilot so I need it less for transportation than I do sentimentality and the knowledge that I have a truck if I need one.

But it’s Truckasaurus.

The deciding factor was looking up the Blue Book value. It came in a whopping $2820.

So it looks like Truckasaurus is not being put out to pasture, or more like demoted to a work truck for a guy who seals driveways.

What was I thinking? Truckasaurus DESERVES to rest and live out his old age as a third vehicle, only getting occasional use. He doesn’t need to be working hard every day.

Rest, Truckasaurus. You’ve earned it after all these years.

Here's the report:

Virginia • August 21, 2005 1992 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup Extended Cab Long Bed
Engine: V8 5.0 LiterTrans: 5 Speed ManualDrive: 2WDMileage: 135,000

Equipment

Silverado
Air Conditioning
Power Steering
Power Windows
Power Door Locks
Tilt WheelCruise Control
AM/FM Stereo
Single Compact Disc
Bed Liner

Consumer Rated Condition:
Fair

"Fair" condition means that the vehicle has some mechanical or cosmetic defects and needs servicing but is still in reasonable running condition. This vehicle has a clean title history, the paint, body and/or interior need work performed by a professional. The tires may need to be replaced. There may be some repairable rust damage.

Private Party Value: $2,820

Private Party Value is what a buyer can expect to pay when buying a used car from a private party. The Private Party Value assumes the vehicle is sold "As Is" and carries no warranty (other than the continuing factory warranty). The final sale price may vary depending on the vehicle's actual condition and local market conditions. This value may also be used to derive Fair Market Value for insurance and vehicle donation purposes.

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7 Comments:

  • At 12:52 PM, Blogger Chris said…

    Please don't get rid of the Truckasaurus. It has too much history and think of all the cars you can park it behind when people take your parking space!

     
  • At 5:18 PM, Blogger Killjoy said…

    That and I might still need you to haul something for me sometime. Not sure what, but maybe we buy something that the Pathfinder can't hold.

     
  • At 6:38 PM, Blogger Viper said…

    Trucky Truckasaurus isn't going anywhere.

    And no, Chris, it's not to block people in, although it's quite deft at doing that.

    And no, Killjoy, it's not so you can mootch free labor. Truckasaurus will insist on payment such as letting Claire play with Steph.

     
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