Finally bought 1 - hello from Great Britain

Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by punkieys17, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. punkieys17

    punkieys17 New Member

    Hi Guys,

    after years of wanting a 'burb I managed to find a US serviceman willing to sell before he finished his tour.

    So just bought a 2003 Gold 1500LT - great condition - bar the normal steering clunk !! - but thats just a few hours away from being cured with a replacement shaft.

    I've got 3 children and we used the truck to drive half way down France in the Summer - 15 hours in a smaller car would have caused a mini-war in the back.....what a difference space makes.

    Only downside is, of course, the MPG's as the gas price over here is now around $8.80 - so going from empty to full in a gas station hurts.

    Plans for the truck include reversing sensors for the front and rear, a camera and later to put extra video screens in the headrests.

    tata for now from the land of Royals, cream teas and castles,


    Julian
     
  2. Cableguy

    Cableguy Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Welcome aboard, Guvna! Sound like a sweet truck. My family is from Manchester myself.
     
  3. dwill3015

    dwill3015 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Hello and welcome to the club!:great:
     
  4. GaryL

    GaryL Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    Welcome to the site!! How about a picture of that Burb in front of one of those castles you mentioned?
     
  5. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Epic Member Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    Welcome aboard.
    Bet you'll never lose it in a crowded mall parking lot.
     
  6. Davandy

    Davandy Moderator 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Welcome to the site :sign0016:
     
  7. Holy Smoke

    Holy Smoke Rockstar 100 Posts

    :sign0016: From North Carolina, USA.
     
  8. RatRod

    RatRod Rockstar 100 Posts

    Welcome, wow,that is a small fortune to fill the tank. There is a Hypertech unit out to help with fuel economy.
     
  9. finalday7

    finalday7 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    :sign0016: and 8.80 that sucks bro
     
  10. phoebeisis

    phoebeisis Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Welcome aboard. You're right about the space.We are going to use ours as an evacuation vehicle(3 adults,1-2 dogs,4-5 cats-lotta stuff) (NewOrleans),and a summer road trip vehicle.We take a 3300 mile (roundtrip) road trip every summer(when we have the $$).The Suburban will make it a lot easier,since we travel with a long legged dog,and we sleep in the back(30 hours one way) to save motel $$.
    You can fit a big mattress-air or otherwise back there.
    Your gas is >$8.I shouldn't bitch about $2.93/gal then.
    Luck,
    Charlie
     

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