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4.22.2003

If anyone is feeling generous, I started drooling over a 2001 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab at Kidron Kars tonight. I stopped to look at it on the way back to school... it's so nice. Fully loaded, under 20k, 4-wheel drive, dark red with grey on the bottom... oh.... it's so nice. But they want $18,000 for it and my Jeep's only worth $2300 for trade in so after playing with endless payment optiona I figured it would take me about 7 years to pay it off based on my current paychecks. So it ain't happening. But like I said, if anyone is feeling generous, my birthday is just around the corner ;-)

It did get me thinking though. My thoughts the last year have been on fixing up the Jeep, but I'm not sure if I want to do that. It's pushing 100k and I'm not sure how long it's going to last. I don't want to be stuck with nothing if it flat out dies (as a few of my friends have had the misfortune of lately), and I don't think I want to have to buy a car straight out of school. So I might put the Jeep up for sale (after summer, of course) and see what I can get for it. I'm hoping with Blue Book price plus the work I've already put into it will get me at least $5000 for it. Plus I might still do some stuff to fix it up a little this summer. We'll see.