Originally Posted by cycloneman
I have learned over the years that if you like it you cant drive it.
Every vehicle i have liked has ended up crushed or became a total pos.
The last truck i bought i didn't even know what color it was going to be.
I dont care anymore. Your daily driver is a sacrafice unit.
The vehicles you like must stay in the garage, period. After they are 25 years old get antique insurance on it for a real good amount above what it is worth and only drive it once a month to a cruise night and get you a meal while your out with friends. The only way to keep it nice.
This baby is 25 years old now maybe 26, with 27K original miles and lives in the garage away from the sun and all the aholes out in the world. Never been in a parking lot of a wally world or such.
Another thing too. When you have a vehicle that you drive every day and looks like heck it will run till the doors fall off. You just cant get rid of that abused thing. In fact I never wash my truck. It is dark gray and screw it.
I'm with you on this one - the day to day vehicle is a sacrifice unit. I never was our truck either. Wife has to drive it all the time also. Granted, we live out in the middle of nowhere so it doesn't get too many opportunities for new dings, but it was used when we bought it and a a few tiny ones here and there anyway. We only have the one vehicle so, until we get another one there won't be a pristine car in our garage - and when that does happen it will be a replacement for my CJ7 Jeep that I had to sell for us to move here from half way around the world!