Monday, March 15, 2010

Readers - Help Me Pick A New Ride

The Skeptimist is due for a new ride, given that I've had the old Jeep Liberty for over six years. Heck, it's been paid off for almost 18 months. How un-American of me.

The dad-gum economy needs some stimulatin'.

But I'm torn between living la vida loca and getting what I want, and being sensible knowing that gas is headed back above $3 a gallon and I'd like to reserve some pocket change to be able to live it up once in awhile.

On the footloose side, I'm looking at an Infiniti G37x, a Cadillac CTS, or a Mercedes C Class AWD.

The practical me is thinking Ford Fusion or Escape, or maybe a Lexus IS 250 AWD.

I get about 17 mpg combined in the Jeep, using unleaded, and I'd like to improve on that. Seems silly to buy a vehicle that's not above 20 mpg, and that rules out quite a few on the old wish-list.

So, Gecko faithful, what recommendations do you have for me? Something sporty and with a modicum of power, AWD a plus, but also not a gasoline slurper.

Leave your thoughts in the comments!

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  1. We know the skeptimst won't go all footloose and get that sweet sweet Mercedes...let the skeptimiss get the infiniti you really need 2 of them on the worm covered drive? although it would be cute if they coordinated....anyways....go practical...more your style...hold out for the Chevy volt...what's more American than a really really crappy GM product??? Won't that thing get like 400 mpg?? Seriously?? the heck are you gonna hall that griswold lookin' pine each year with a car??
    I say....SACK UP and be a real man...get yourself a Ford F350 Super Dually....F'the only live once! And've got groceries and new IKEA furniture to haul!!

  2. I agree with Anonymous--Just make sure the "350" is Black, Chrome Stacks--Jack her up about a foot, and Chrome running boards--Ya Only live once--hahaha


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