Saturday, March 01, 2008


I got my truck in 2005 and it turned over 90,000 miles this week. It's just now getting broken in good. When I clean it up, it still looks almost new. I tend to put a lot of miles on my vehicles.
My last truck had 280,000 miles and was till running good. I simply got tired of looking at it. It was a Chevy S-10. The dealership didn't want to give me anything for it so my brother-in-law bought it and drives it almost every day. I haven't asked lately but I know it has well over 300,000 miles.
Jilda had two Ford Explorers that she drove the wheels off of and the car before that was a Pontiac Grand Am and it only had 200,000 miles.
Living in the country is very nice but one of the drawbacks is that a trip to the grocery store or pharmacy is twenty-two miles round trip. It's forty eight miles one way to where I work and I've been making that trip since 1983.
When the price of gas hovers around $3 a gallon, our monthly gas bill is close to the GNP of say - Jamaica.
I got a sale paper today from the local Chevy dealership and most of the vehicles advertised got less than 20 mpg. There is something wrong with this picture.
There is a reason that Toyota is now the second biggest auto seller. They make good cars that get decent gas mileage and the Americans are building Hummers. All the high mileage cars I've owned have been American made cars and they all looked good.
Come on guys (Ford, GM, Chrysler), buy a clue. Get back to basics and you'll get back on track.

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