My New Ride

This morning Laura and I had to make a trip to CompUSA for some computer parts, and we decided on the way back to run by Clark Chevrolet to look at some used trucks I had seen on their website. For the last several months we have discussed getting me a new truck (new to me) and since we have paid of Laura’s car (a year or more early) we felt the time was near for a new ride.

We looked a few of their used trucks and there was a 2004 GMC Sierra 4wd that Laura and I both liked and we were highly considering it. But after talking with Dad, and thinking about it some more, we decided not to get the 4wd, since we really had no need for it and it would require more maintenance and along with that, more expense.

On our way back to the dealership, I decided to stop by Burns motors to see what they had. When we got there, we talked to a salesman, a fellow Christian, and discovered that they have very few used trucks. He did show me some Durangos, but we weren’t really looking for a SUV, we wanted a TRUCK!

So I asked him to show me some of the new trucks Only only had 3 “Quad Cabs” in stock, which are the “extended cab” version of the Dodge. I didn’t want the full size back seat, known as the “Crew Cab” (which they had A LOT of). And the 3 Quad Cabs they had were on their Mission lot. So, we jumped in a black Crew Cab I was looking at and drove over there. We were looking for a white crew cab, come to find out had be sold. There was a black one and a red one left. The red didn’t really  appeal to me, and the black is called Bright Black Pearl or something, it is a nice color.

Anyway, with help from Brian Burns (an elder at our Church and a missionary in the Philippines, who is in town for a few weeks and preaching for us tomorrow) and Richard DeLeon who is the Financial manager there at Burns, we are now the proud owner of a 2009 Dodge 1500 SLT Quad Cab 4×2. 4.7-Liter V8 and a  5 Speed Auto transmission. With alot of other extras.

And now for the photos….


  1. Dad says:

    Very nice looking truck. I assume that it fits in the garage, :).

  2. Kevin says:

    Thanks! It does just fit in the garage. We had to pull everything out from one side of the garage and it fits with about 6-8 inches to spare. So I am going to setup a hanging ball to gauge how far in to pull.

  3. Dad says:

    Or, you could glue a 2X4 about 12" long to the floor in front of the left front tire, (with the truck parked in the right spot).

  4. hallock5 says:

    Black was the RIGHT color…

  5. Kelli says:

    Love the new truck!