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Owning Two Vehicles, Is It Worth It?

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Old 08-29-2014, 03:25 PM
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I currently own a 2000 Chevy Blazer with no real issues at the moment, and I was thinking about getting a another Blazer (or Jimmy) so I can have both a work truck and a highway truck. I don't want get rid of my current Blazer mainly because it runs great, but I still have some things I would like to do to it like getting the interior cleaned up and fixing all of my engine oil leaks. I am looking at getting something with 4WD to do work (and maybe go off-roading).


I have plenty of space to park and I can handle the extra costs (like maintenance and insurance); but is it worth it?
 
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Old 08-29-2014, 04:15 PM
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I drive a company vehicle, own 3 others. The blazer is for most duties, wife's Saab is for going out nice, and full size conversion van is for road trips and most boating excursions. Sold the motorcycle because to many people are to busy texting rather then watching out what's going on.
 
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Old 08-29-2014, 05:28 PM
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Lets see 1983 4wd chevy 3/4 ton with 6.2 - 1984 4wd chevy blazer with 2.8 - 1998.5 4wd dodge cumins extended cab - 1988 mazda rx7 with a chevy 350 under the hood, slightly hoped up - 1986 rx7 4wd more gmc jimmy than mazda and last but not least a vw off road rail - all except for the rail are plated and insured - each one has it's own use
 
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Old 08-30-2014, 11:14 AM
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ive had two vehicles for about the past 15 years, its great especially if you have older vehicles. you said your truck now theres nothing wrong with it, but you never know when a transmission or engine is going to decide to go out. ive seemed to have kept 3 trucks lately. i go a 2wd pick up for a daily all around vehicle. i have a nice 80s slightly lifted 4x4 for winter or occasional driving and then the strictly offroad truck to destroy.

insurance for the second truck really isnt that much more, like 20 bucks a month
 
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Old 09-01-2014, 10:28 PM
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Ive got a fullsize truck, a small Trax LTZ, and my blazer in the garage. Its nice to take the fuel efficient car when going far. Its nice to have the truck for hauling stuff. And its nice to have the blazer for tinkering with
 
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yup two daily drivers for me and the wife, and then the new blazer for offroad, and insurance isnt to bad.
 
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Yes, Yes, and Yes. We have a total of 5.

2012 Fusion (wife's DD)
2005 Monte Carlo SS Supercharged (my DD)
1999 Ranger (toolin' around truck and mulch getter)
1985 Blazer, 350 V8, TH350 Trans.; Son's fun getter
1981 El Camino (Father in law and my restoration project [almost done and driveable])
 
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Old 09-02-2014, 01:49 PM
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Definitely worth it considering our hobby like abig84 said....if we liked new cars then maybe not, but with older vehicles that we like to wrench on it definitely helps...
 
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definitely worth it the starter and fuel pump went out in my blazer so i've been using my 96 f150 i also used when the tranny went out last month i also have a work van but my brother is using that while fixes his truck and i have access to a grand caravan but i pay insurance for all of them around 180 for all 4 of those
 
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For the first time since I was 16 im down to one running and street legal car and thats my yukon ....I do miss having more the. One car to choose from in the morning lol
 

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