What the hell. In two years, I've gone from a free-wheeling, red blooded, single, Hummer driving male... to a mi....... um, mini.................. uh. A van driver.
The things that changed my mind:
1 - The ecology. There, I said it. I don't drive a lot of miles, but the new vehicle is much more fuel-efficient, while still packing over 250 horsepower.
2 - Grayson wouldn't be able to climb into the Hummer by himself for eight years.
3 - GM is considering stopping production of the H2 for a while, and possibly indefinitely. The winds of change are blowing... and it was either trade it in or keep it forever. Its value would have plummetted.
4 - I'm no longer a free-wheeling, single guy. This min.... um, mini.... uh, this van is fine for our family, and will provide room for growth. (if Em talks me into another child)
5 - My driveway is breathing a sigh of relief, since it's no longer supporting over four tons of metal and rubber.
The 2008 Town & Country has the new "swivel 'n go" seating, which allows five passengers in the rear to sit facing each other with a table in the middle. Check it out.
For several years, the Town & Country has been the only "cool" mini van on the market. I'm happy with our decision.
And yet... now I have to worry about snow, curbs and not getting that awestruck look from kids.
I was sad when my BMW lease was up, but this is even worse. Goodbye old friend.