My Toyota Highlander is up For Sale, and Everyone’s hatin’

by J. Money - Published July 29, 2008

toyota highlanderMan, this time last year it would have been sold instantly! Leather, heated seats, 3rd row, 6-cd changer, all luxury man – it’s a great buy.

But here we are, one year later and it’s already got a bad rap. The second you call it an SUV (*ghasp!) it gets discriminated against :( Sure it sucks down more gas than the pretty boy Prius, but it doesn’t mean you should hate on it – it’s just looking for a new home.

I’ve been doing alot to get it marketed, as well as cleaned up. I bought a good $25 worth of sponges, towels, leather cleaner, chrome cleaner, brushes, wax, you name it! Then I spent 4 hours cleaning out the whooooooooooole thing, vacuuming and all. It may not sell anytime soon, but I’ll tell you one thing, that bad boy is blingin’ ;)

I’ve also listed it online going on 2 weeks now, but not even a nibble. Can you believe that? Not ONE email, call, question, nada. This is very strange for me as i usually have no problems at all selling things online. I never sold an entire, working, nice car on it before, but I know the concept’s the same.

The problem i’m having, besides the obvious Gas Dilemna, is that there’s just a freakin’ ton of cars out there on the market. It’s like the housing crisis, especially since I’m stuck on my asking price too. I can try lowering it until it’s sold, but then I risk being upside down (even more) on the car….and that just plain sucks.

I’m still happy w/ the Caddy I just picked up, but as it stands I technically just put myself in even more debt – something that’s probably not the best idea w/ the Mrs. going into Grad School next month. I just figured I would get at least a COUPLE inquiries, ya know? I gotta keep hanging tight though, and hope that the $100 I shelled out for marketing and cleaning it up pays off soon. If i’m really serious about letting it go, I need to keep giving it my all …and believe me, the idea of keeping all 3 cars is DEF. sexciting to think about!

1 gas-happy car, 1 SUV for hauling stuff & winter, and 1 bad boy classic to roam the streets on the weekends! MM mmmmmm that’s tasty. But, I can’t think like that – The Mrs. needs the money for higher education. Just gotta keep telling myself that :)


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