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Old 02-19-2013, 09:36 PM   #21
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Joined: Jul 2006
Location: The North Carolina Dry Pond
Oddometer: 880
This one is not expensive to own

How about recycling a government vehicle!

I purchased my 3/4 ton truck at VDOT auction which is run twice annually in Harrisonburg VA (5-yrs ago) for $1800.

1994 6.5 Diesel Chevy 2500 normally aspirated/non turbo.

It had 160k Miles on it. I have just shy of 200k on it now. I purposely was looking for something w/out a turbo and power windows for the sake of keeping it simple and less expensive to maintain.

I spent another 3k in repairs (new ac compressor, tranny rebuild, brakes, class III hitch, tires etc). So, for under 5k I have a truck that runs like new. It's cheap to maintain and gets 20mpg. It sure beats having $10k - 15k - 20k - 25k or more tied up in a truck. It's a great comfortable ride. I only wish it was a standard shift, but otherwise it's a joy to drive. It's my daily driver and it cost less than either of my bikes.

"A good traveller has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving" Lao Tzu (570-490 BC)
02' GS1150R
06' 650 Vstrom

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