On May 9th I ran into some bad luck with the Ponystar. It seams that either a head gasket had start to leak, the head itself had started to leak, or as I was informed Aerostars where bad for the intakes leaking. Anyways being as it was a 19 year old van and I could not afford to be with out transportation, on May 10th we traded it in on a new vehicle.
Now I have always preferred Fords over any other make out there. But looking at what I could maybe afford and what my needs where, there wasn't a Ford product out there that fit both. The Focus is only available in a 2 or 4 door model and any small crossover/SUV/wagon/van type vehicle Ford had was not in my price range.
I friend of mine insisted I look at Dodges. I have owned a few MOPARS in the past and I would drive them over any GM product out there. So looking at the Dodge web site I found that the Dodge Caliber fit my needs for a Van/SUV type vehicle and it was actually in the same price range as the Focus. So to cut to the chase, we drove the Ponystar with it's original wheels to the Dodge dealer and drove home in a 2007 Dodge Caliber SXT.
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