I've been having a vehicle dilemma lately.
For the last 12 months or so we've been running an extra two vehicles. My wife has a car for her work and I've got a car to drive the kids about in and a van for my weekend and school holiday work.
Trouble is this has meant having three cars, three to tax, three to break down etc.
The other thing is although I had a tow bar fitted to my van it still couldn't move many sheep in one go (just take some to the abattoir but no more).
Dad came up with and found the solution. Sell the car and the van, buy a pickup.
I know the pickup won't be ideal for work, and it'll cost more in fuel but I don't travel out of the village for anything much. But it means I can now run one vehicle and when I move my sheep I don't have to keep asking dad to help out. Three kids also fit easily into it!
I've owned many vehicles over the years but this is my first 4x4 and it's already been handy! My brother and my dad have owned many over the years and the first time I drove on the road was in a Landrover (I was 11 with a trailer but that's a story for another time if you're interested...).
I'll miss the van and the space for work but I think this might work for me.
It is quite big though...
Need to get a back and a roof rack now!
What do you think? Would you be happy with such a big vehicle?