Yep. We got a new truck. Well, new to us.
Its a VW Amarok.
Wayne is one of those 'trade a car in before it gets too old and while its still worth something as a trade-in' people.
I'm one of those 'buy a car, own it and drive it till it stops' people. Not really. But then again I'd never consciously made a decision to trade in a car in order to upgrade to something newer before.
Anyway, we started discussing the idea of trading in and upgrading our Mazda BT50 to a newer model truck... sometime in the future...
We weren't in a rush. The Mazda was 8 years old by now. We got it as a 5 year old car. I only had 2 more years left on the carloan... I was in no rush to start over, for sure.
We'd been looking at trucks on the road and giving them points out of ten for style and looks. And we were gathering info on their performance and features from wherever we could find them. We were considering looking at a later model BT50, an Isuzu Dmax and the Amarok.
I loved my BT50 so we had that at the top of the list and one of Wayne's sons owns an Amarok and is really happy with it, so it was up there too. Plus I love the chunky design.
Then we made the fatal mistake of stopping to have a look at trucks at a local car dealer. The one we bought the BT50 from incidentally.
We went in 'to look' and came out 4 hours later with a car.
Ok, not exactly, but every time we made a move to leave saying 'we're just looking' we were kind of steered back in like a bugs caught in a spider web. Or being drawn to the light...
Whatever. Its done. My beloved BT50 is gone and I have another truck and guess what? I love it!
We got a good deal, its a 2013 model and we got it with a canopy and tow bar for a good price. Plus I can now say I drive a Run Amok!