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The new(ish) 3.5L V6 Monster!

We have purchased a used 2006 Saturn Vue 3.5L V6 for $10,000 with some help from my mother in law, for which we are immensely grateful. As I start work on Monday we needed a second car as I will need to take my car to get to work, which leaves my wife with no car to take Conner to school and Alya to the babysitter. I’m not really a fan of SUV’s in general but this one is very well specified for the money and will suit our needs. At least we will not have to hire a SUV every time we want to go out of state. Our previous car, a Ford Focus was totalled after being rear ended and there has been all sorts of problems with getting the insurance company to pay out, hopefully that’ll be sorted out soon so we can give back my mother-in-law at least half of the money she loaned us. The car itself is fairly good, a fair bit of body roll but that is to be expected, it gets upto speed pretty quickly and has electric everything, four wheel ABS braking and traction control although I wonder whether it works. There seems to be a lot of wheelspin when getting going from a standing start without too much accelerator being applied. But that could simply be related to the poor quality of roads here in Wichita, I get a similar problem in my Chevy Cavalier.

Plymouth Argyle have beaten local rivals Exeter City 2 – 0 in their first League One clash of the year at Home Park. Both goals were scored by Bradley Wright-Phillips which takes his goal tally for the season to twelve. Wright-Phillips struck once in each half of the game, Exeter were wasteful, missing good opportunities in front of goal. Exeter boss Paul Tisdale had to field a weakened side from the XI that beat Argyle in the Johnstone Paint Trophy a few weeks back. This victory moves Argyle back upto 15th in the league just one point behind Exeter City. It’s hard to remain positive with Argyle’s performances this season, but at least the Pilgrims have now managed to string two victories together, could this be a springboard to better results?

Liverpool were beaten 3 – 1 by Newcastle, a team in disarray after changing managers just before this fixture with the Reds. There were protests before and during the game from fans who are disgusted with owner Mike Ashley actions. Instead of capitalising on this disarray, Liverpool played poorly and were punished for their lacklustre performance. Roy Hodgson’s head has to be on the chopping block at this time, with each passing fixture I am more and more convinced that Hodgson cannot manage at this level! Liverpool slip back one place to 9th in the Premiership just behind today’s opponents Newcastle on goal difference. With every loss, Liverpool’s chances of playing Champions League football next season are slipping away. Winning the league is impossible with this sort of inconsistent form, not exactly the start that NESV were hoping for!!!

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