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    It's terminal

    Well, it's official..... my mechanic took a look at my truck today and he called in Hospice....it's got maybe a couple of months left. ....sigh.
    God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
    the good fortune to run into the ones I do,
    and the eyesight to tell the difference.


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    November I had the same diagnosis with my truck Replaced with a HHR Keep in mind I do not have a boat to pull anymore...

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    Sorry to hear of the upcoming demise. How many miles does your truck have on it, Jeff?
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    Are you going to shoot it to put it out of it's misery or just let it die out there in the middle of a highway?

    New vehicles are fun, but not when you HAVE TO buy one.

    Dare I say, Enjoy?

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    Mine was on life support a month ago with a rusted frame that bent. Got it pulled straight, welded it all back together. Shew, nothing like no truck payment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Sorry to hear of the upcoming demise. How many miles does your truck have on it, Jeff?
    Vaughn, it was still in the prime of it's life. Just 326,000.

    So I can't complain. I have been expecting something to happen for two years.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim C Bradley View Post
    Are you going to shoot it to put it out of it's misery or just let it die out there in the middle of a highway?
    Shoot, I am going to patch it up. Put it up for sale with full disclosure. Someone will give me something for it. Basically it needs a motor due to numerous problems. It is just worn out.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Shively View Post
    Mine was on life support a month ago with a rusted frame that bent. Got it pulled straight, welded it all back together. Shew, nothing like no truck payment.
    I AGREE! I am going to buy something I can pay cash for. I am not going to have a payment. I am out of debt and plan to stay that way.
    God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
    the good fortune to run into the ones I do,
    and the eyesight to tell the difference.


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    sorry TO HEAR THE NEWS. my OL GIRL HAS 180,000 and is an 05, one turn up and 3000 mile OC's she is still my sweet heart. An NO PAYMENTS !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Horton View Post
    I am going to buy something I can pay cash for. I am not going to have a payment. I am out of debt and plan to stay that way.
    Nothing wrong with that 0% self financing There are a lot of what people consider high mileage cars out there (over 100k) that really are just getting broke in, my last two have had over 150k on each of them when I bought them. Most cars today can easily get over 300k if they are maintained.
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    Unless it has to many miles on it why don't you put a rebuilt motor in it. I did this to my S10...radiator, motor & transmission. Paid cash. Truck had 161 thou now has over 190 thou with new tires will last me a long time.
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