a few of you should be happy to read that I have finally found a replacement for my, somewhat undersized TV (Nissan Xterra), and should be traveling in a more safe manner soon! After a couple months of looking, traveling through three counties, encountering some true SCAMS and unethical sales reps, I found my truck: 2000 Yukon XL, 5.3 vortex, 2wheel drive, with 108K miles (one local owner) for just barely over $7000. Actually, I have 5 days to *reconsider* if I find something amiss, 2000 mile and 60 days warranty on major issues.... It has my barn style rear doors, bench second row seat but, not the leather. Though it has a sunroof. I'll be bringing Patti home tomorrow.
I had found a private seller with about the exact same vehicle last week - and although I knew the maintenance history and was confident of it's mechanical integrety, he just wasn't read to sell. The negotiations were going nowhere fast and I tired of all the BS. So, I went for this one, sold at a dealership.... fingers are crossed.
Thanks so much for all of you who spent the time offering me support, encouragement and the much needed technical advice. I really do appreciate it all.