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Old 01-12-2019, 01:54 PM   #21 (permalink)
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The #1 reason most anyone me included needs a car is to get to and from employment. Now I chose something that can also serve me in other needs and wants. I wish I could have a tool chest of cars and trucks perfectly matched to every task but instead I have a compromise. I'm not talking extended idling, to me that is measured in hours not minutes, maybe 10 mins tops. After 40 years of vehicle ownership and no failures if something hits me in the future on those lines I'd be more likely to blame a poor design at this point. Maybe it would be wrong on my part. I've also come to the point of appreciating the simple and reliable engineering. I'll take something that can be rode hard and put away wet that still lasts 30 years over something that goes faster, hauls more, or gets better MPG but has to me handled with white gloves.

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