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jimmy4321
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Re: New Car Sales

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I own a 10 year old GMC Sierra with a 4.8l (Small 8cyl) bought used with 80k, now has 300k.
Replaced serpentine belt, brakes, a control arm, and a wheel bearing That's it!
ORIGINAL water pump, fuel pump, spark plugs, exhaust, sensors etc. Truck runs great!!

I've had the same luck with Ford 4x4 approximately same mileage and maintenance except change a few ball joints.
I know both are on borrowed time right now but my point is they last a long time with proper maintenance and oil & grease, both did a fair bit of towing.

Older trucks and cars seems a lot more maintenance replacing pumps and plugs, now it seems you can go 100k without touching anything other than oil changes and brakes pads.
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Re: New Car Sales

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$80,000 :-X

There are more $80,000 vehicles than there are under $45,000

I bet coronavirus results in more $80,000 vehicles on car lots than ever before in human history. And more homeless.
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Re: New Car Sales

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Some people get tied up in these long term vehicle loans and wonder why they don't qualify for a mortgage.
I aim for 5yrs old under 100,000km.

Funny though how brakes and especially front end components last quite some time on new vehicles yet when you finally replace them with high end aftermarket or OEM parts you just don't get the same longevity.
For example for Ford, Is the parts used on the assembly line the same as sold as Genuine OEM Ford parts like for Brakes, front end components, etc. cause they don't really hold up as well in my experiences?

If anyone knows, i'd like to know.

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