I just graduated from the college of engineering at Penn State University this past May (2014). Up until that point, I had never had the luxury of driving a ‘new’ vehicle, or for that matter, a vehicle with just a working air conditioner.
When I got my permit in the Spring of 2006, I bought a cheap 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee because that’s all that I could afford at the time. Throughout the next 2 years, I worked on a farm around my school schedule until I finally saved up enough money to buy a pickup. In the summer of 2008, I purchased a 1999 Dodge Dakota Sport with 68,000 miles on it, and at the time, I didn’t realize how much I would use this pickup… I drove that truck for 6 years throughout the remainder of my high school and college career and throughout this time, I put another 140,000 miles on it. These miles included trips to and from college, trips in and out of the woods on a regular basis (sometimes with loaded success in the back, sometimes empty-handed), early morning turkey scouting trips, etc.
The whole time throughout college, I worked a 20-hour/week internship while taking classes, just to gather up enough money so I could buy a new truck when I got out of college. It felt like I looked at new trucks on a daily basis those 5 years of college, just dreaming of a ‘new’ pickup I could call my own.
Well, after all that hard work at college and all that saving I did through those 5 years, this summer my dream finally came true and I finally became a proud member of the Chevy Family. After graduating, I got my first professional job with an engineering firm that I had already become quite familiar with throughout college. This finally put me over the top, and I purchased my very own 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Needless to say, I couldn’t be any happier, and I can’t wait for October to roll around to get some fresh whitetail blood in the back.