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So Rapid Oil Change wasn't. And I ended up with a radiator flush & fill on top of an oil flush and change. My initial 15-20 minutes became an hour and 15 minutes. So much for lunch.

The Exploder has 169,000 miles on it now. Stuff is wearing out. I'd love to buy a new vehicle, but I'm in enough of a financial bind right now that taking on a new car payment isn't a good idea. Plus there's that old fuel-economy vs. hauling-capacity argument. I need a vehicle that can haul lighting equipment as well as towing a trailer.

I'd really like it if stuff stopped breaking for a while (including me).

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gingerpook
Sep. 23rd, 2005 08:13 pm (UTC)
Don't yell! Read the second sentence first!
When you're up to a new vehicle--and that payment thing--would you think about an SUV?

The Saturn VUE is a hybrid...
magicmarmot
Sep. 23rd, 2005 08:49 pm (UTC)
Re: Don't yell! Read the second sentence first!
The Exploder is an SUV already, so yes, another SUV is fine.

It just has to have enough room to haul building materials, filmmaking equipment and stuff like that, as well as being comfortable for me to fit into.

Most Saturns are too small for me. Most GM cars in general are too small.
gingerpook
Sep. 23rd, 2005 09:44 pm (UTC)
Re: Don't yell! Read the second sentence first!
Pbht!
missmollygrue
Sep. 24th, 2005 07:06 am (UTC)
Re: Don't yell! Read the second sentence first!
You'd have to specify the hybrid-ness. Mom's got a Vue, and it sure as hell ain't gas-electric.

On the other hand, it gets pretty decent gas milage, hauls good, and fits her rather ample frame just fine. Although, being my mother, she's only about 5'3".
gingerpook
Sep. 28th, 2005 11:08 pm (UTC)
Re: Don't yell! Read the second sentence first!
Drat. My last two vehicles were Saturns, and I REALLY like them.

I think the marmot is addicted to Sploders. Oh, well. I tried. : )
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