It's about time to find a more ideal booksellers vehicle. I'm driving 300+ miles a week going on house calls and hittin estate sales and with gas prices being what they are, driving V8's is gettin really old....
I'm looking for a smaller SUV (already have a Yukon) that gets at least 30 mpg (hwy), and is reliable and easy to maintain. Nothing flashy, but decent. I'm not really looking for anything new as I want to pay cash.
I'm sorta thinking model years 2009 - 2011 and I'd like to keep the total spend under $20K all in. The only 'feature' I need is A/C, so nothing really fancy. We have fantastic weather out here in SoCal, so I don't need 4x4, heated seats, etc.
What I've thought about so far....
Toyota RAV 4
Do any of you have an opinion on what is an ideal vehicle for doing what we do - schlepping books and estate sale / auction finds home from sometimes remote locales ? It would also get some work shuttling stock from offsite storage.
What do you (or folks you know) drive that seems to really fit the bill for the average joe bookseller ? Or vehicles you would AVOID for reliability / safety / practicality reasons.
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