Jul. 2nd, 2008

grizzlyzone: (- Isuzu Pickup)
I put the truck in the shop this morning. Nothing "major". It's just that the ride has gotten a bit "bouncy" as of late, and I'm thinking that after 180,000 miles, I just might need a new set of shocks. (These would be the first replacement set.)

The first clutch went at 150,000 miles, shocks at 180,000 miles. Still no word at when the brakes might need replacement.

It's been a good truck.


The logic of buying that truck was that as it's a truck and not a car, it should have parts that were a bit more durable than car parts. (It's certainly seemed to be the case.)

Now, as I start to ramp up for my next vehicle, I'm wondering if I should still go with a small truck, being that they're both as durable and aerodynamic as a brick, or should I go with s small trendy station wagon like a Honda Element/Honda Element SC/Scion xB/Scion xD/Toyota Matrix/Dodge Caliber?
grizzlyzone: (- Isuzu Pickup)
RING! RING! RING!

GRIZ: Hello?
TIRE KING: Mr. Zone? This is Diane over at the Tire King. Your truck is ready.

G: You're doing this all wrong.
TK: Pardon?
G: You're supposed to tell me that I need an oil change or something.
TK: I couldn't in good conscience do that. Do you want us to do an oil change?
G: Please.
TK: And, rotate the tires?
G: That would be nice.
TK: What about the brakes?
G: You better take a look at them. They have 180,000 miles on them.
TK: Oh my goodness.
G: Yeah. Take a look at 'em.
TK: Alrighty then. We'll get' er done.
G: Thank you.



RING! RING! RING!

GRIZ: Hello?
TIRE KING: Mr. Zone? This is Steven over at the Tire King. Your truck is ready.
G: How much was it?
TK: $335.00. We replaced two shocks, rotated the tires, gave it an oil change and checked out the brakes. They were fine.
G: I have 180,000 miles on those brakes.
TK: You must be an excellent driver.
G: Thank you.

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