We lost an “old friend” today. This friend has been with us for a very long time. She has taken us on many trips, both long and short. She always got us there and back with rarely and complaint. She has been survived 2 accidents and countless bumps and dings. She has weathered many storms and survived many winters.
Yes, I am talking about our vehicle, a 2001 Toyota RAV4. She has lived our lifestyle for a long time. She carried everything – groceries, a small fridge, and yard waste to name a few. She was a workhorse for us. We loved our RAV.
She started becoming too expensive to repair. The breakdowns were more frequent and costly. Our RAV was telling us that her time was ended and it was time to put her out to pasture. So after 14 years and 386,000 kms, we retired our RAV4.
It was with great sadness that we took her to the dealership and traded her in on a new vehicle. A tear was shed on this day.