Randy,

What lake is 300 miles from Winnipeg?  There are some rather nice ones (L.
Winnipeg and L. Manitoba, or Falcon Lake or Westhawk L., .g.), that are a
whole lot closer.
<<We travel to the lake in the summer routinely and that is a
trip in excess of 300 miles. I did that 11 times last summer

On 2/2/06, R A Bennell <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> The problem with that (or at least my problem) is that keeping umpteen
> vehicles is expensive. I need vehicles big enough to haul people and tow
> things like boats and haul junk etc. I can't do all that with a Honda
> Civic
> or Smart Car (MB content?). So, we currently have, in addition to my "toy"
> 300D, a full size Ford 4X4 pickup(my winter car), a Toyota 4Runner 4x4 (my
> 2
> sons share it), a Toyota Avalon (wife's car), and 2 old beaters that get
> driven when we need an extra vehicle (don't keep insurance on them year
> round but usually have it on both in the summer) a 1968 Chevy pickup and a
> 1980 Ford LTD. We had an 88 Honda Accord as well but the rust caught up
> with
> it about the same time it needed an AT and so we let it go. Would
> cheerfully
> part with the LTD if there was someone who would pay me something
> reasonable
> for it. Don't quite know what to do with the old pickup as I have had it
> 20
> years. Needs body work and paint but runs well. So, I hope you can see my
> dilemma. Fuel economy is good but I don't quite know how to accomplish it
> and do the things that need to be done. I considered a diesel pickup but
> the
> cost is high to acquire and a lot of my driving is short distance. I'd
> kill
> the poor thing. We travel to the lake in the summer routinely and that is
> a
> trip in excess of 300 miles. I did that 11 times last summer.  The diesel
> pickup would be good for that trip but the rest of the time it would not
> be
> used properly. I don't think I can justify acquiring one for 3 or 4
> thousand
> miles per year. I've run out of parking spots anyhow.
> I drove a Chevy Suburban for 10 years from 91 to 2001 and I still miss it.
> It did most things well and I got used to the size.
> (Just re-read this and it sounds like I am rambling but I think you will
> get
> my point - I like big vehicles. I just want one I can afford to feed.)
>
> Randy B
>
> -----Original Message-----
> What I want to know is, did he address the irresponsibility of driving a
> seven
> thousand pound, ten mile to the gallon behemoth SUV simply to go to the
> mall
> and take your kiddies to soccer practice?
>
> Lee
>
>
>
>
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