Amarillo Used Cars For Sale By Owner – This white van has gone through a lot – lots of chicken nuggets, lots of dents and lots of vomit. And that can be yours. Josh Wood, father of nine children in Amarillo, Texas, told The Wichita Eagle that he retired (and sold) a 15-passenger van, which “was given the nickname ‘Bus Struggle.'”
He said the van was used to “carry garbage” around his family’s farm, but he bought a new van for his large family about a year ago and then sold the farm, so there was no need for the Struggle Bus.
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“Our family is big; but, not two-fifteen-passenger big vans, “Wood wrote to The Eagle.
So, Wood and his wife, Careese, decided to list the vans on Craigslist in hopes of finding someone on the market for a 2005 15-passenger van at Ford with 143,200 miles.
But they don’t try to fool others by thinking this van is perfect. The couple is honest – brutally and funny honestly, that’s how it is.
“For the sake of full disclosure, this is further information and part of the list of problems,” Craigslist said.
This list includes details about the missing speaker at the side door (his children have been throwing “random stuff” in speaker holes for years), dents and abrasions throughout and about rubber door liners which have been released in several places.
“It’s still doing its job, but it looks stupid,” Wood wrote on Craiglist.
But that’s not all.
It is also equipped with a cracked windshield, not too good air conditioning, and a front speaker that you should not consider functioning.
“Even better, if you are wondering if some parts of the van are functioning, let’s just say that doesn’t work the way Ford originally intended to work,” said the listing.
Van also includes the aroma of rotting chicken nuggets, “ghost vomit of the past” and maybe even some “old chicken” nuggets in the speaker hole mentioned above.
Wood said every one of his children was thrown on the Struggle Bus at a point in the past 10 years, including the time on his family trip to College Station for Texas A & M. Vomit football matches were everywhere, Wood wrote in a 2015 blog post .
You will see on the Craiglist that Wood included vans in “fair conditions”, but that because “sadness” was not an option, he said.
Oh the bright side, though, automatic heaters and windows work, according to the post. And that even includes a 20-inch TV that helps distract children, Wood said. Oh, and the tires and brakes “seem fine.”
“Everything under the hood looks and sounds good to me; but, once again, I won’t know if it’s not seen or sounded right, “Wood wrote on July 25. He said he recommends having a mechanic check the van before you buy it, and masking tape is not included (well, except for masking tape he used to keep the door locks broken automatically from running, ie).
Only two days later, Wood updated the list and said he had received many responses.
“I thought the van was for sale (to my surprise and possibly you all), but the agreement wasn’t finished yet,” said the update. “Believe it or not, I have a waiting list to contact if the agreement fails.”
He said he also appreciated solidarity between “fellow parents and the driver of the vomiting van.”
“It’s good to know that we are not alone in our smelly world, cooled down intermittently,” Wood wrote.
On Facebook, one person said his daughter asked if they had bought their old van after reading the list.
Other people say it’s the funniest thing he read in a while. Others call it funny.
Wood told The Eagle that it had been a “surprising trip” since he posted a van for sale.
“Many of the messages came from fellow parents and the driver from the brakes that were quite moderate, rather smelly, and very well used,” he said. “The stories have made my wife and I smile and laugh and laugh all week – especially because many stories are similar to those that happened to The Struggle Bus. Truly extraordinary. “
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