Joined: Tue Nov 14th, 2017
Name: Kaylee Dale
Occupation: Parts Counterperson
Interests: Dirt Bikes, Trucks, Off-Roading
Reputation Points: 914
I finally became one of "those people"
I parked the ranger, and bought a little 2009 Chevy Aveo5 LS Hatchback with the 1.6L 5 speed.
My Ranger is no longer my daily, and will now truly become, my project truck/Weekend vehicle.
I am now saving almost $350 in gas and insurance a month. (I changed coverages)
Nothing wrong with that, Kaylee. The money you save by driving the *cough* Chevy Aveo *cough* can be applied to upgrades to your Ranger project, not to mention when you do a lengthy upgrade, such as a 5.0L transplant, you don't have to worry about no transportation. Good move, in my opinion!
I definitely miss driving it everyday. More so, I feel safer in my "big" truck. I am a lot bigger than most vehicles on the road, so it makes me feel better. Plus, I prefer to drive it in the rain over a car. But I know it is for the better. I have been driving it all week. I am at 220 miles and I am at a 1/4 tank. It is a wonderful thing. Once I do the O2 sensor and temperature sensor (it went out, but I clear the code and it's fine). I am sure the mileage will go up as I fix it up.
It was definitely one of the best ideas I have had. I already have a new radio, and some interior lights for the car, as I am trying to make it more comfortable to drive. As my truck has bluetooth radio, interior lights, all new interior Skar Audio speakers.
Apparently in 2009, no one had bluetooth radios. Hell, the radio doesn't even have a skip or play button. So I got the dash kit from Walmart($13.00) and the radio from Advance for $45. I gotta figure out how big the speakers are, one of them in the back doors is blown or going out. Makes an awful pounding noise whenever a song with any bass comes on.
"So Many Ideas. So Little Money."
"If You Ain't First, You're Last."
2009 Chevy Aveo5 LS 1.6L (DD)
2005 Ranger 2.3L 2WD XLT (My Baby)
2000 Explorer 5.0L 2WD Eddie Bauer (Donor)
2008 Yamaha YZ85(Toy)
1998 Mustang GT 4.6L (Boyfriend's DD)
1991 F-150 SCLB 2WD 4.9 *Undergoing 5.0 Swap*(Spare)
1984 Mustang 2.3L (Boyfriend's Project)
1997 Honda Shadow 1100 Spirit (Boyfriend's Toy)