I really like my 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee which i still own back the States. So, why not stick with what you understand, right? 10,000 with 200 even,000 kms in it! There appeared to be a lot more Jeeps available up in Quito than within Cuenca. So, I did a lot of research online and narrowed down the set of vehicles I needed to examine more closely, printed the knowledge sheets along with photos, address, and contact info. 10 an hour. This was a lot more efficient since he knew his way around and I wouldn’t have to hail a taxi after every stop.
In mid-September, I flew to Quito with the intent of remaining for 3-4 days, examining a dozen to 20 vehicles, test drives, ultimately buying a Jeep and driving it back to Cuenca then. EC are GV’s. I put found one in Cuenca before the trip that I liked actually, but it needed a couple of things done to it.
I tried to make a deal with the salesperson to offset the expenses of what clearly would have to be repaired. Nothing doing. He wouldn’t budge an inches on price. He’d only replace 1 speark plug. So, I was outa there and ultimately wrote a letter to the dog owner about the sales persons’ arrogance and why they lost my business.
I narrowed it right down to the finalist, a 2003 Grand Vitara, V-6, Automatic. It had been over my budget and it, too, needed some fixes. …