I purchased my trooper a bit more than a month ago. My daughter named
it "cherrie", reasons unknown to me. It had 148,000 miles on it when
purchased. The truck is in very exceptional condition to be a 1995.
Luckily, when I test drove it, my boyfriend found, a membership card of
the previous owner. Although, I sometimes over-research things, I
thought I would attempt to contact for more information.
Thank God for the internet!
My bf spoke with the husband of the owner. He explained it was a
wedding gift from her parents. The truck had been serviced above and
beyond recommendations. The timing belt had been changed and about a
month before letting it go, they had shocks, tires, etc replaced. They
sent all the service records to us. I was so excited!
a bit more background.....
I, being the daughter of a mechanic....always got the hand-me-down
vehicles and whatever anyone bartered with my dad to repair their newer
car. Although, they were great cars, I had never had to pay for a car
on my own. I have always said, I could not justify paying a car payment
every month. Anyway, with kids, working fulltime and going to school
fulltime, somehow I managed to save enough money to get a "newer"
vehicle. (My other car is a 1988 Honda Accord with 295,000) I cant
seem to part with it.
Putting this type of money into a car for most people is not a big
deal. My nerves were a wreck. I did my research and had to trust my
decision. I had a binder with each vehicle that fitted my needs and
wallet. I had the carfax reports, reviews and the on-line advertisment.
When I saw Cherrie, I knew she was MINE without a doubt. I didnt even
flitch when I handed over the 3200 to the saleman. I smile everytime I
climb into the driver seat. My bf tells me everyday how jealous he
is...hehehe and how much he likes my truck too. I give up the drivers
seat to him, every once in a while.
UPDATE 2 Parts
My boyfriend found a jack on ebay and the wheel cover/caps too. I
called the dealership, the jack was like 117 without the tools and the
covers 76/ea for the back and 86/ea for the front.
He got the jack for under 20 and the cover/caps (SET) 51.
All I need now is the remote!!!!!! WooHoo Oh and I just found the
under-the-seat storage area this weekend. That is so cool!!!!