|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?
Jul. 2nd, 2008
|RING! RING! RING!|
TIRE KING: Mr. Zone? This is Diane over at the Tire King. Your truck is ready.
G: You're doing this all wrong.
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?
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!
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.