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End of an Era: The Hampton Minivan is For Sale

Back in November of 2003, we welcomed our first children to the world, our twins Dillon and Jason.  Within a couple of months we realized that loading two car seats in and out of our sedans was a pain in the butt.  Angie wanted an SUV, but we figured that it made more practical sense to go for the minivan.  So after a month or so of research and test drives, we purchased a Chrysler Town & Country in March 2004. 

The van has served us well for almost 15 years.  We have had minimal issues with it, and it has taken us to places as far away as Orlando, FL.  It welcomed our next two sons into its cabin as well, Adrian and Cameron.  It also got us safely to the Outer Banks in North Carolina, the Jersey shore, New York City, Washington D.C., Maryland, Busch Gardens in Virginia, Colonial Williamsburg, in Virginia, and more.

But after all of those trips and many years of service, we have decided to part ways.  Angie finally got her dream car: a Chevy Tahoe LTZ.  White, of course.  We bought a used Tahoe just before Christmas.  Well, *I* bought a used Tahoe just before Christmas, and totally surprised Angie with it!  We both love it.  It has many safety features, and tons of "bells and whistles" that I would normally not have cared about or wanted... But now that I have them, I wouldn't give them up for anything!  Things like adaptive cruise control, heads-up display, blind spot warning lights and sounds, back-up camera, power retractable sideview mirrors, heated and cooled leather seats, BlueTooth, Apple Car Sense, etc. 

The van is listed for sale on Craig's List and AutoTrader.  I have a potential buyer stopping by tomorrow afternoon to look at it (he reached out to me from Craig's List and is based in Merchantville).  I'm hopeful that I can sell it so we can move on to our next vehicle chapter.

A side note about AutoTrader.  I paid about $75 to place an ad on AutoTrader for 8 weeks (this included an AutoCheck report on the van).  EVERY single response I have gotten in the first week has been from a scammer.  They all say the same basic thing:

"I want to purchase the vehicle, but I'm out of the country so I'll have to PayPal you the money and send my mover to pick it up. Oh, and I can also pay you $80 to hold the vehicle until the mover comes." 

I've been having some fun with them at this point by sending back my own creative responses.  Maybe I'll post one at some point.

Here is the link to the Craig's List post for the van:

And here is the AutoTrader link:


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