The beloved Maxima has seen its final road trip. It had a pretty good run though. It's pushing 188,000 miles so it's not like it was going to last forever. It still baffles me when I hear people talk about how they have vehicles that have lasted for 250K+ in miles. Well those folks must not have ever had four children and had to drive all over here and creation.
We've been looking for a different vehicle to trade in the Maxima for about a week now. At first, we were set on a Pontiac Vibe as we saw some that we thought would be in our price range. Then we come to find out that old Maxie doesn't have the trade-in value we thought so that limited our options.
For some reason, D got set on Chrysler Sebrings. They are pretty decent cars. I'm not usually a Chrysler fan (or even an American model car fan for that matter) but Chrysler had regained my respect over the recent years with their new additions. I still wouldn't mind getting a 300 and trickin' it out if I ever came into a little money.
Our selections have been narrowed down to a 2004 Sebring at Deery Motors, a 2004 Sebring at Tom's and now a 2000 Jimmy at Bett's. The Jimmy came into the mix purely by happenstance. We were looking for something else and came across that one. Test drove it and everybody dug it right away. All three vehicles appear to be in very good shape and have been maintained very well.
My preference would be the Jimmy. Given the climate that we live in, it makes more sense to have a vehicle like that. Plus, it was black and had quite the menacing look to it so it would match with my personality perfectly. I forgot to take a photo of any of the cars so you'll have to just use this photo I grabbed off the net to get a general idea.
We'll have to see how everything pans out today as to what the decision will be. One way or another, Maxie's getting put out to pasture and this her last week with us. By the end of the week, the Quest will no longer be the new kid on the block.