Monday, May 26, 2008

The curse of the Dodge Caravan is over.

We have owned a 2000 Dodge Caravan minivan for about 10 months.  Biggest piece of crap I have ever owned.  OK, we paid $6,000.00 for it.  It immediately needed about $1,000.00 in repairs.  Since those initial repairs, we have had a variety of problems that I won't get into now.  This Dodge was suppose to last us 2 years while we saved for something better.  It lasted 10 stinking months.  Now it was making a clicking sound.  I had had enough of this blankety blank piece of blank!

This morning we took it to Carmax to see what they would pay for it.  We were expecting between at least $3,000 - $4,000.  They come back and say that they heard the clicking sound (damn it!) and they were offering $500.00.  Well, after laughing in their face, we became downtrodden and a bit depressed.  We had seen another van at a dealership that we might like, so out of desperation we stopped there.  

We liked the van a lot and told them, "it all depends on how much you give us for our trade in."  They ended up giving us around $3,000.00 for the trade in.  Suckers!  (Well, either they gave us that much or they took it off the price of the car we bought, probably the latter.)  Either way, we are free of that nightmare!  

We were hoping to get at least $3,500.00 for the trade in, but after the Carmax experience we were happy to take the $3,000.00.  At any rate, that piece of trash Dodge cost us about 5 grand in 10 months.  I will never buy a Dodge again.

We are hoping for much better luck with this van.  It is a 2006 Kia Sadona.  It only has 22,000 miles on it and it is pretty nice.  Nothing, and I mean NOTHING could be worse than that Dodge.  

Here are some a photo of the world class automobile:


Tammy said...

Congratulations on the new Kia! It looks really nice! I had no idea you were serious about getting something so soon. Best of luck with this one!

Cheeseboy said...

Hey thanks Tam. We expect a lot better from this car. And thanks for always commenting. I wish more people commented. At least I know one person reads my blog.

Tammy said...

Always! It's my daily enjoyment :).

granny yospe said...

It's my daily enjoyment, too! The car is very nice. I think Lincoln and Calder loved it, too. You really should watch your swearing ( I had to say that!)

Cheeseboy said...

Thanks mom. I will be more careful swearing. I don't swear in real life, it is just easier to do in my blog.

Heather and Jake said...

Congrats on the new van! It looks nice.

PS- If Heather can get the 25th of July off, I think we are planning on going with you...but could be put the kids in the very back? We get car sick.

Cheeseboy said...

Yeah, sure, we will put the kids in the way back.