My faithful red Jeep is struggling. She was my very first car purchase and I have had her 11.5 years! She has been a wonderful vehicle with hardly any problems. She only has 114,000 miles on her but 11.5 years is a long life.
This week while on vacation she started flashing her "check engine" light for the first time. And she sounds bad . . . hacking and shaking. Poor thing.
As you can tell, I’m somewhat attached. We’ve been through a lot together. She was my first. I’m known by my red jeep. Former students and youth drive by to see if my red jeep is at the church. My nephew often asks to ride in "Aunt Moe’s red jeep". However, if these problems turn out to be expensive, it is car shopping time. And I don’t know what to get next. I feel disloyal even thinking about it.
So, if you have any suggestions on my next car purchase, let me know. I’m open to ideas.