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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-30-2012, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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I made a move today.

Well I did something today and it means that I won't be driving off-road anytime soon. I traded the Commander. I have been having quite a bit of trouble with it lately and it is starting to mickel and dime me. I had to have a new clock spring putin at almost $900. At Easter I had to have a new rear driveshaft/u-joint put in at over $1200. The HVAC has been making a funny noise and yesterday was the straw that did it the water pump went. I did not make the decision lightly and it pained me to send her on her way. I will take delivery of a brand new Dodge Charger R/T tommorrow (7-31). I have no intentions of abandoning you guys and will pop in to say hi and check up on Bill's progress on his new XK. I want to especially thank Don, Jason, Chuck, Gerry for all the fun we have had. Oh and just because I don't have a jeep doesn't mean I cant go for a ride. I just won't be off-roading my own vehicle. Who knows maybe I do what Chuck did and buy something specific I can go play in the mud.

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Thanks Jon!! I will work on posting a pic of the new toy. I did post one up on Facebook.

Old Rides: 2007 Black XK Sport 4.7 L: Totalled:
2006 Light Graystone XK Limited Hemi : Traded-in
New Ride: 2012 Dodge Charger R/T

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. Who knows maybe I do what Chuck did and buy something specific I can go play in the mud.
Best move I ever made! I can beat the piss out of the Wagon and know that come Monday I still have a DD. BTW you are always welcome to ride along with me anytime at SOR!

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Well here she is!!

Thanks Chuck, Don said the same. I will get down as soon as I can. Work has been really hectic.

Old Rides: 2007 Black XK Sport 4.7 L: Totalled:
2006 Light Graystone XK Limited Hemi : Traded-in
New Ride: 2012 Dodge Charger R/T

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Good luck with the new car!
Thank you. I put my euro style plate on her yesterday and it looks really good. Everybody loooooves the car especially the color. I still miss the XK but in the end I know I made the right choice.

Old Rides: 2007 Black XK Sport 4.7 L: Totalled:
2006 Light Graystone XK Limited Hemi : Traded-in
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I'm glad you're going to stick around. I haven't been off-roading in quite a while but you are welcome to ride along with me.

Nice car. Really nice color.

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I'm glad you're going to stick around. I haven't been off-roading in quite a while but you are welcome to ride along with me.

Nice car. Really nice color.
Thank you my friend for the compliment and offer.

Old Rides: 2007 Black XK Sport 4.7 L: Totalled:
2006 Light Graystone XK Limited Hemi : Traded-in
New Ride: 2012 Dodge Charger R/T

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