Re: Ford-GM merger?
- From: "Gary H. Lucas" <gary.lucas@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2006 00:30:47 GMT
<clutch@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
I've never owned a truck. I just make sure at least one son-in-law
owns one I can borrow :)
I thought I'd never get along w/o my truck when I bought a Saturn SL1
sedan. I quickly noticed that I could get 10' lengths of pipe,
conduit, 2x4's inside by folding seats and angling to passenger foot
well and could close the trunk. Not a huge load but usually enough for
the minor projects.
But what to do about buying a sheet of drywall or something too big? I
bought a light 5x8' trailer and put a hitch on my Saturn. As long as
you don't get crazy you can bring stuff home just fine.
When I put a new roof on the house, we dumped the roofing into the
trailer and unlike a truck, didn't worry about scratching the paint,
had no problems just leaving things in the trailer for a couple days
until we had time to dump it.
I did have to get someone with a truck to haul it since it was too
much for my car to move. But that is all right since the same guy
that towed my stuff to the dump likes to borrow my trailer so he
doesn't have to remove the capper from his truck to haul his stuff.
My truck got 18 mpg my Saturn gets 37, I commute 70 miles a day. I
don't miss that truck much at all.
For what you save buying and driving the Saturn you can EASILY afford to
rent the truck you actually need, from a pickup to a 16,000 lb liftgate
truck the few time you actually need one.
Gary H. Lucas
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