Join Date: Nov 2003
Sportbike: 01 F4i (Well, I HAD one, anyway)
Years Riding: 7
How you found us: I google myself regularly
Ok, I am seeking input. Currently I drive a somewhat reliable, yet gas guzzing 98 dodge truck. No bells and whistles (roll windows, vinyl flooring...etc.). An airbag is its only safety feature, and it's only plus is that I can haul stuff, which I do enough, but not so much that I can't live without a truck. Truck's not paid off yet, but I easily make my monthly payment.
I am considering leasing a new vehicle, in addition to the truck. I would likely change insurance on the truck to theft only, since I'd use it very rarely. The payment is about equal to what I pay in gas each month for the truck. The additional benefit is I'd get to drive a super safe car, and have something to drive that's a whole lot easier to get around in. Plus it's a stellar deal on a car I have always really liked.
(1) making a truck payment for a truck I rarely drive
(2) adding another payment to my list of crap (will it ever end? will I ever get to pay cash for anything?!?!)
(3) having two cars and a bike to look after. I'm only one person, you know.
(4) giving up a big screen tv, which was the other way I could spend my summer cash.
I'm kinda on the fence. I'd like to do it, I CAN do it, but I don't have any really good arguments to talk me in or out of it....this is where y'all come in.