Since moving to Alaska, I usually spend my summer's traveling around the Lower 48 visiting friends. My friends have been good to me and let me borrow theirs often, but not having a car has been a hassle. So this year, I decided it was time to get one. I spent weeks searching. I drove about 15 cars and probably looked at about 30. I spent a whole week of my summer basically car shopping as a full time job. Thanks to my friend Christy for letting me use her car to run around searching for my own car.
Then I found this one. It's an 04 Ford Escape with 101,000 miles on it. It was owned by a urologist (boring doctor) who was very
anal particular about keeping up on the regularly scheduled maintenance, keeping it clean, and in good working order. That works out well for me anyhow. I love the roof racks and have already had paddleboards and a canoe up there this summer. I also love that it is 4WD, which is specifically what I was looking for. I love that it is clean and that it has a good amount of cargo space. The only things I dont really care for are the leather seats, but I guess that will give it good resale value if I ever want to sell it in the future.