October 10, 2007 3 By archshrk

My first car was a 1978 Plymouth Volare – two tone blue. Imagine a mini Nova. Two doors with the pimp car frame-less windows and it rode close to the ground and I could replace the tires for as little as $25 but go splurge on the $55 tires that lasted much longer. Things have changed.

I currently drive a 2004 Toyota Tacoma – Black. Extended cab which means I have five windows that open. It has Off-Road Suspension and larger tires, which makes it look lifted (technically it’s not) and new tires cost $120 each.

I know this because after having my truck for just over three years, I had to replace all four at once. That’s $120 x 4 + misc fees and taxes = $650 That’s a lot of money. I’m not one to pamper myself so I was more than happy to drive around in my big ol’ truck with balding tires (two had nails in them) until absolutely necessary. But when you’re expecting a child, you tend to start “nesting“. For me, that means making sure I don’t die in a horrible car crash because I lost control of my truck while making a simple left turn.

Also, we picked up a rocker glider from Craig’s List. More on that later.