How many use their trucks as true daily drivers?

kennythewelder

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Amen. That is exactly what I was taught too.
Does not matter what it is - car, truck, fishing reel, house, BBQ grill, wifey,...
Everybody always says how clean and straight my truck is, all the time. Form the car shows I participate in, to just people I meet up with wherever I go. I had an older man who judges cars for car shows comment on my truck yesterday, saying how good it looks. Thing is, I keep up with all the little things, and then I go a steep above and beyond. When it brakes, I fix it, I take very good care of it, and I care about how it looks, and clean it is.
 

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My '98 is currently my only functional vehicle (within 1000 miles of me at least) so I have to drive it every day.
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It's a great truck, but I'm bringing my '74 over since I need a secondary to fall back on while I do a lot of work to it at my trade school.
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Been driving a '97 Tahoe I bought new and a '99 Yukon I bought used 7 or 8 years ago. I love them. They are reliable. I don't have to worry about someone stealing them. They are easy to work on. Parts are plentiful and cheap. When the wife said it was time for me to get a new rig, I told her I already have it and that I just needed to add some new parts. Some of that you can see in my signature. I wish it got 25mpg but you can't have everything. Does it bother anyone else that the automobile industry has been throttled by a lack of computer chips from China? I try to avoid parts for my truck made in China unless it has AC Delco stamped on it. What does that say about the longevity of new vehicles?
With all I've done to the Yukon, I'm not sure it won't outlast me. After all, I'm 55 but it's not about the years, it's the mileage that counts. I'm just glad Oregon doesn't salt their roads in the winter. Even though we get a lot of rain, there is literally no rust on either trucks.
 

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It's no conspiracy. When companies order chips, they essentially reserve running time at a chip fab plant. When Covid hit, the car companies cancelled their reserved time, thinking they wouldn't need chips if nobody was driving. That immediately put them at the back of the queue, just in time for severe weather that flooded thousands of cars. Now everybody's trying to buy a car and the car makers are having to wait their turn to get their chips made.
 

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been my daily ever since purchased 7 years ago. 95 sierra 350/4l80e 130k. Listed for sale few times with thoughts of a newer truck, but either don't get my asking price or truck im looking at is sold. Just spent 3k on bodywork so guess im keeping her now. Lol
 
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