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Old 08-24-2010, 06:52 PM
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Default Re: Help Me Pick A New Car Or Truck

Originally Posted by bobdadruma View Post
A friend of mine ran into a deep pothole.
Minor wheel alignment adjustment was all that was needed to repair the suspension. $100

It cost $1200 to replace the drivers seat belt and related components because the auto retraction system deployed from the impact.

Another friend of mine had to spend $1100 because one of the 24000 volt headlamps wouldn't work. The whole assembly has to be replaced. Not just the transformer that burned out.
Why do I need a 24000 volt headlamp? I never have trouble seeing with my 12 volt $8 headlamps.

Im starting to think that my 10 year old truck will be fine for a while longer.
You're right Bob. If your present truck is reliable, keep it. The biggest auto cost is almost always depreciation, & if you don't want the latest features, why the hell pay for them.
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