My husband has been driving the same car for ten years now. It's a little blue Pontiac Vibe that we bought with 7,000 miles on it. It now has 160,000 miles and many many rattles. In fact we nicknamed it "The Rattle Box". It's showing it's age but it's reliable and gets a fabulous 34 miles to the gallon. He gets to drive the corvette on nice days so the Vibe has been his backup car for nearly a year. But he's ready for a change.
He didn't really know what he wanted so he was looking at all sorts of vehicles. We were hoping this could be a family car, something we could travel in. Which lead him to start looking at RV's. He looked at big rv's and little rv's. It couldn't be a giant motorhome since this would technically be his backup car for work. So he stumbled upon conversion vans. Then, low and behold, he was surfing Craigslist when he found a fairly low mile, inexpensive van that fit the bill. So last week we bought it. Welcome our new Family Truckster, a 1998 Dodge Coachmen van. It's a nifty vehicle with a sink, fridge, microwave, toilet, tv and fold out bed. The kids think it's awesome and climb all over it. They even got to watch a movie in it the other night. It should be quite the experience traveling to Colorado in it this summer. We're all excited.