posted on Oct, 15 2008 @ 09:15 PM
We own a car dealership and SUV's are so cheap, they are big sellers. Seriously. People who have always wanted one, but, couldn't afford to buy
one, now can
Thing is, minivans don't get much better gas mileage. 2-4mpg better depending on the van. My Tahoes/Yukons all run on flex fuel and get about
18mpg. A van gets about 20mpg. I can tow a horse trailer with a Tahoe/Yukon, can't with a minivan(no matter the engine, the rear end is not geared
correctly and it is front wheel drive)
I have to have a vehicle that will fit 2 36" dog crates, two kids(sometimes with friends) and luggage. If you are single, have no kids, and have
nothing you have to haul around, you don't need an SUV and are better off buying a smaller car.
It is a great time to buy a house. House prices have deflated and if you qualify for a home loan, you know you can afford it! Its an even better
time to buy a motorhome. The have fallen through the floor so badly, you can get a nice one cheap! As much as I travel, it costs me the same
sometimes less to take the motorhome and stay. Then I don't have to think about nasty hotel rooms or having to drag the dogs back and forth.
You will have to put gas in that SUV and I wouldn't count on gas staying cheap. I hope it does, but, I wouldn't bet the farm on it.