We will take your truck.

sbhooper

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Every few months I think about replacing my 03 Tundra - then I look at the price of even moderately used ones and cringe.

Then I get a wild hair and go test drive one. Then I look at the shiny paint and supple leather seats and bed that is free of dents and hair and feathers and unidentifiable stains, and calculate how many minutes it will take me to rough it up. Then I go spray off the old girl and smile.

I did finally upgrade the factory stereo so that I could charge my phone and listen to it at the same time. Wish I'd have spent that 500 bucks a long time ago.
I have a 2010 that is in the same condition. It has been in the dirt and mountains a lot and is banged up enough to where I no longer worry about another dent, or scratch. I live on a road that is pretty sloppy, when it rains and dusty when it is dry. I don't bother cleaning it, other than maybe knocking off the big stuff. I keep the truck serviced and repair any little thing that goes wrong. I only use Amsoil synthetic oil in the motor. I put helper springs on the back, for the purpose of pulling my 12-foot dump trailer and put on a new exhaust system.

The truck runs as good as a new one, does everything that I need and will continue doing such for a lot longer. I think about a new one, every once in a while, but that urge goes away, upon checking on the price!

One other plus, is that you don't very often hear of a dented, dirty truck being stolen!
 

shootbrownelk

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I would bet 6 months salary my corolla has been up worse dirt roads than 95% of the tacomas driving around downtown Denver, I agree it's funny how people drop 60k on a vehicle and then never use it.
Most of the fancy, lifted, huge tired, 3/4 ton diesel rigs I see around here are pristine pavement pounders and never see Off-Road duty and never had blood & hair in the bed. Where their owners use them a Prius would suffice.
 

Gr8bawana

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Most of the fancy, lifted, huge tired, 3/4 ton diesel rigs I see around here are pristine pavement pounders and never see Off-Road duty and never had blood & hair in the bed. Where their owners use them a Prius would suffice.
Aahhh! Can't get my bedliner dirty or get a scratch on it! Saw this the other day. Notice the padding and blankets. I guarantee the truck has NEVER been off-road.

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Mallardsx2

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I insist on driving no matter where we go. I am the only person I trust to make sure something isn't going to break and that all of my fluids are changed and the tank is full daily. lol

Drive my 2016 Ram2500 6.7 everywhere (140,050 miles) (21 MPG). I feel safe with that much metal around me.
 
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