Is it time to buy a gas-guzzler?
I’m surrounded, I’m outnumbered, and I’ve finally had enough.
The people next door to me have a GMC Sierra and a Chevy Tahoe. Across the street from them are an ’07 Tahoe and a Ford F-250 Super Duty. The people across from my house have a GMC Envoy XL, a Chevy Silverado, and just added a Ford Expedition. (Yes, I live in soccer-mom suburbia.)
Needless to say, I’m feeling inadequate as I pull out of the garage in my comparably minuscule Suzuki SX4.
When gas prices were over $4 a gallon, I was the one making fun of them and their outrageous fuel bills. While they were spending an easy hundred bucks per fill-up, I was driving out of the station for under 40.
The price of fuel isn’t that big a factor anymore, though, and I’m tempted to get something bigger. This morning I browsed through the CarGurus reviews of some bigger rigs and checked prices on some pre-owned vehicles in my area. Here’s what I found:
I know I could get one heck of a deal on any of these, and I’m pretty sure I’d be happy in one while making unnecessary road trips just to see how much I could pack into it.
I need your advice, though. I’ve read every comment that’s come through on our blog and I know there are a lot of smart car gurus out there. This CarGuru could use your advice.
Do you think it’s a good time to buy a bigger vehicle? Which one would you get?