- Bad – Clutch acting wonky on your 13 year old truck.
- Worse – Truck barely getting home after a long day of work.
- Even Worse – Truck won’t go into gear under any circumstances the next morning.
- Horrible: I just bought a new car for Irish Woman and wasn’t planning on replacing the truck for a few more months.
- Estimate costs to fix the truck:
- Parts to fix clutch – at least $500.
- Labor to replace clutch parts will require pulling the engine out.
- Total cost was going to be at least $1000.
- Truck is 13 years old, needs the front and rear suspension replaced, has no air conditioning, and has a multitude of minor, annoying issues.
- I’d like to announce the addition of a 2013 Ford F-150 XL to the family.
- Unlike the old truck, Irish Woman can drive this one.
- I’m going to have to get used to parking a truck with an 8 foot bed.
- Pushing the old truck back up in the driveway, alone, and with a separated shoulder might have been the second dumbest thing I did today. The dumbest thing I did today was letting it coast down the drive way a piece to see if movement would do something to correct the issue with the clutch.
- The sound of joy in a salesperson’s voice when you tell her that you will be purchasing your second vehicle of the week from her is rather annoying.
- I called two sales people at competing dealerships to see who could make me the best deal, and she won.
Thoughts on the Day
Posted by daddybear71 on September 6, 2013