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I can't imagine getting lumber in my Crossfire like I do in my truck. I can't imagine hauing grandkids like I do in the Caravan.
I can't imagine going to work daily in either boring vehicle.
I don't have to imagine a fast, sporty shift down the ramp in a really fast, cool convertible. I get to do that in my roadster.
Keep the other vehicle for the things you need to do.
For the things you have to do, don't give up the XFire. Ever!
roadster with a stick
i agree with franc. it's good to have options.
when i was 21, i had the same problem. i figured out life is better with more than 1 car. try and hang onto both.
contrary to what you may hear, it gets better as you get older.
2005 graphite 6 coupe @ 10,830 miles, #37068, stock, Pilot PS2's, purchased new 2/08 with 320 miles, currently playing the role of garage queen. nfs.
2005 black 6 coupe @ 13,XXX miles, #57407, stock, new Pilot Super Sports, daily driver, purchased new 02/09 with 30 miles. nfs.
I drive the 2005 crossfire only two people,,,wife drives 2005 muatang, don't even try to get into the back seat again only two people,, then we have a 2006 camry when we need to go somewhere and somebody will bang their door into our car,camry seats 5,,(mother-in-law is 96 (can't ride in crossfire or back of mustang), then we have had at more than one time ,32 amx's, taged, inspected, and parked in front of our apart. glad we lived next to city hall ,,gave me a great parking lot. now you chose to keep 2 cars ,, i guess i am one of a few that has had over 600 cars in my live (and i am not nor have i ever been a dealer) jim
to most a car is something to go from point to point,,,,,, to me the car is the point ,Jessie James
The more the marrier!
My wife and I have four. One of the only things I dislike is the constant "honey the Plates are due". Here in Montana plates, forinstance on my '05 SRT will still run close to $400.00 per year.
Having multiple vehicles keeps them all fun to drive being you never get board.
Always keep a 2 seater in the garage, what ever it is for when your inlaws want to tag along. "love to have you ride with us but...?"
Enjoy the Ride... Mike
Aero Blue SRT "Coupe" MOMO F1 Steering Wheel (a real Be-Otch to install) Roll Bars --- 5 point harnesses Lowered, using M.B. springs 1 5/8" & 1 7/8" Rear Drilled & Slotted Disks 376 whp, She loves to Run 185mm L.E.T. Crank Pulley Pulley saver Kit JerryTuned ECU 19,000rpm bearings Johnson Pump L.E.T. Heat Exchanger Custom Dual Air Intake Magnacore 8.5mm Plug Wires Carbon Fiber console & stack AMG Dead Padal HID Lighting, Brights Custom parts Galore:cool
Insurance here in Toronto is so expensive. I think 300+ is like a average price for ppl around my age. Well, the SRT title sure don't help me with the insurance. Paying about 4000 plus a year on insurance is actually a huge deal for me.
I hear you 'bout the insurance,Bro! New York's gotta be up there with the most expensive. I'm up to $5500 yearly for the FJ and the '05 coupe. And that's with with the multiple car discount. Then I must add an extra $2,000 for the 2 Harleys! All this with a clean license. Thank goodness that the house and all vehicles are paid for!
Hey, I have a LandCruiser and Crossfire, too! The Cruiser is a bit older than yours - it's an 85 BJ70.
I love to have the contrast between the two vehicles. The crossfire feels extra good after driving that diesel beast around for a few days. If all I had was the crossfire, I might get bored of it, be craving more power, etc.
My wife has a Subaru wagon, so we have a "normal" option in the driveway if we need one.
The Crossfire is the daily driver right now and even gets our groceries comfortably (just two of us)
The Tucson is wonderful for moving more people and building supplies (lumber, furniture, everything)
Tucson is the daily driver come October here in Calgary though.
The hardest part of owning two cars is that we have a townhouse garage, so it's 2-cars long. Juggling them around is a pain in the butt.
I think the 2nd hardest will be seeing the Crossfire under a sheet in the back of the garage for 5 months!
Insuring only one at a time is a big break for us though, since they both cost about the same to have insured.
'05 Aero Blue Limited Roadster
59,000km (and climbing rapidly)
Keep them both if you can afford it. I have 3 on the road right now. '98 Blazer the woman wrecks... I mean drives, A '07 Golf is my commuter/winter driver that the woman already beat up and is now not allowd to drive, and there is my crossfire that I drive. yes another vehicle she is not allowed to drive. You will appreciate driving the crossfire a little more If it is not your daily driver.
I love having 2 cars (You always have a spare!). I drive the Miata a lot more than the XF. The XF has ony seen trips to softball games and the grocery store. The Miata is the workhorse of the two, for it endures much rain and some snow....
Only problem with multiple cars is insurance and keeping them all clean and detailed - plus fighting with the wife about what gets parked in the garage. In addition to 3 XFs, I have an Audi A6 2.7T for the winter, an Audi A4 3.0 for my daughter, and of course my wife's Mercury Milan. Today the 2005 XFs and the daughter's A4 have the garages.
2005 Roadster Limited #54577
Graphite Metallic - Dk/Md Slate Gray - 6 Speed
Crossfire Bra - Wind Deflector
K&N Air Filters - Disc Italia Titanium Kevlar Brake Pads 2005 Coupe SRT6 #43425
K&N Air Filters - Disc Italia Titanium Kevlar Brake Pads
I'm still a big fan of the "beater" as a daily driver. In Minnesota it is a necessity as driving an XF during the winter is a sure invitation for rust to set in very, very quickly.
Although I'll probably have to replace my Corolla soon (just because I'm getting a little more worried lately about what would happen to me if someone hit me hard while driving it), it's been serving me quite faithfully in Virginia and served me quite well in MN with all-season snow tires. I still take 800 mile trips with it to visit my parents in Tennessee and it comes in useful when hauling steel/aluminum for building, other auto parts, groceries, and other little things.
As others have said, insurance costs are the biggest additional expense. Another issue is that unless you have a stable job, moving around with two cars is expensive unless you are married and have someone who can help you transport both cars.
Black 2007 Chrysler Crossfire Build #73xxx
* 219 hp/229 ft-lbs cruiser.
1999 Honda CRV
* Commuter Vehicle
1984 Land Rover Defender
* Imported from the UK, used for Off-Roading.