I’ve been saving my money for a new(er) vehicle lately. Still, I’m not ready to give up on the Red Sled just yet. She still runs good and gets me where I need to go. Plus, I just hit 379,000 miles. I almost feel like I need to shoot for 400,000.
My Jeep may not look as stylish and fancy as some of the new models, but I defy you to find one of these new-fangled cars that will last 24 years and 300,000+ miles. They may have more bells and whistles, but they don’t have the staying power of one of those old Jeeps.
Of course I’m partial. I’ve grown quite fond of the old Red Sled. I’ve been driving this little Jeep for so long that it feels like a part of me. When I ever get a newer vehicle, it’s going to take me six months to figure out where I parked because I’ll always be looking for a red Jeep. It will take me while to get used to a new steering wheel, new seats, new everything. It won’t be the same.
But for now the Red Sled remains. She may not look as pretty as she did way back in 1997, but she still has a certain kind of style and charm. I think I’ll keep her around for a bit longer.