Re: I Don't Wanna Buy a New CarI hate buying cars also and do it as seldomly (is that even a word?) as possible. We have two cars that all three of us (My wife, my son and I) share. They are very very safe but ordinary no frills (Except for a great stereo in both- very important) vehicles. They are both fairly old but we take care of them and luckily don't cost us much to maintain.
Re: I Don't Wanna Buy a New CarAh, yes, keezoy a practical vehicle with a good stereo system, bluetooth capabilities, and GPS would be ideal. I typically find myself without a capable navigator and often driving 10-15 hours in a day. Since Ranger the giant one-eyed dog came along, I am now up to four dogs and in need of plenty of space. Not an easy decision when I am so thoroughly happy with my little wagon.
Re: I Don't Wanna Buy a New CarMy cars since 1990 have all been new and I have been very satisfied with them even though it is madness to buy a new car - far better to buy a near new, low mileage second hand car.
Re: I Don't Wanna Buy a New CarThe best thing I ever did Surfermom..
Re: I Don't Wanna Buy a New CarBruce, I've seen pictures of your Izuzu. It looks sharp, and from your reports of from your long-distance driving , it seems to be very reliable. Do you have manual windows and door locks? I would think that those would be plusses for you since you are handy and spend a fair amount of time in remote locations. Isuzus aren't sold here anymore, though they appear from time to time under different brands like Honda. I think Nissan may have made something similar to yours?