I've been taking my Honda Ridgeline to a Honda dealer in Rockville for service for the last 18 months of ownership, and I just need to rant about one thing: the mechanics. Let me say this up front, though, that the guy's checking in the vehicles are … [Read more...] about Rant: The Dealer’s Mechanics are Messing with My Truck
Last weekend, we took the Honda Ridgeline truck home to PA for the holiday. During the entire trip, we drove 650 miles. During the drive, Stacie wondered how much more we were spending in gas by taking the truck versus the MINI Cooper or even the … [Read more...] about Challenge: Premium Fuel Car versus Regular Octane Truck
On my Google homepage, I subscribe to a widget called "Local Gas Prices". I've been monitoring the lowest gas prices in my area for a few weeks now and have noticed a significant change. Obviously we all know prices are going up, but it's disturbing … [Read more...] about Recent gas prices effects on us and our family
FiveCentNickel posted a commentary on GM's announcement of a new hybrid system in their large SUVs, and questioned the value of such a system. I agree with his assessment that the extra $10,000 cost of such a system for a mere 40% gain (i.e. 19-20mpg … [Read more...] about Can we get by without big SUVs?
Yeah, I thought that would catch your attention. Actually, I picked up a motorcycle for another personal finance blogger from Philadelphia and brought it down to Virginia. I won't name the blogger, as I want him/her to announce that he/she has gotten … [Read more...] about I got a motorcycle!
Alllll the way back on the 9th (uh, Saturday), I wrote how I sent off the final check to pay off our Chevy Malibu. However, I forgot to mention some other important, and interesting, information: We bought the 2005 Chevy Malibu in March, 2005 on … [Read more...] about Oops, forgot to mention this about our Chevy payoff