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Old July 11th, 2013, 10:38 PM   #21
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cost to buy winter beater+plates for your winter beater+insurance for your winter beater+storage for your "nice" truck because dad says you can have one vehicle= dumb if you already have a truck
Its worth it to me to keep my "nice" truck rust/snow/salt free its entire life. Shame on me for trying my best to take care of what I own.

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Old July 11th, 2013, 10:49 PM   #22
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Its worth it to me to keep my "nice" truck rust/snow/salt free its entire life. Shame on me for trying my best to take care of what I own.

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Old July 11th, 2013, 11:02 PM   #23
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Its worth it to me to keep my "nice" truck rust/snow/salt free its entire life. Shame on me for trying my best to take care of what I own.

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You asked for opinions on if it's worth it so I gave you mine... If you want to park your truck all winter because it holds a special place in your heart that you will hand down to your grandkids and you don't want christen it in salt, cool. From a financial standpoint it's going to be dumb.
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Old July 12th, 2013, 06:13 AM   #24
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gotta have a winter beater, salt killed my beloved truck and now im regretting not parking it in the winters....
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Old July 12th, 2013, 07:20 AM   #25
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From a financial standpoint it's going to be dumb.
If you are to only drive it when it snows or when there is salt on the roads, you may be correct. I bought the car with the intention of driving it in the winter to keep my truck in better shape. I end up driving it year round because it's cheap, gets good mpg and keeps the miles off my trucks.

My beater saves me over $2000 a year in gas. Plus it keep the miles down on my trucks. I drive around 20,000 miles a year, 90% of that can be done on the beater. What you really see a difference in is upkeep on the vehicles. $250 for a set of tires on GoldenRodd, $1000 for truck tires.
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Old July 12th, 2013, 07:41 AM   #26
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You asked for opinions on if it's worth it so I gave you mine... If you want to park your truck all winter because it holds a special place in your heart that you will hand down to your grandkids and you don't want christen it in salt, cool. From a financial standpoint it's going to be dumb.
Guess I got a little over my head. I respect your opinion. I may not agree with it, but respect it. And as for my (future) grandkids, no way in hell will they drive my truck

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gotta have a winter beater, salt killed my beloved truck and now im regretting not parking it in the winters....
This is what I'm afraid of. I don't wanna regret it if I drive it in the snow.

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If you are to only drive it when it snows or when there is salt on the roads, you may be correct. I bought the car with the intention of driving it in the winter to keep my truck in better shape. I end up driving it year round because it's cheap, gets good mpg and keeps the miles off my trucks.

My beater saves me over $2000 a year in gas. Plus it keep the miles down on my trucks. I around 20,000 miles a year, 90% of that can be done on the beater. What you really see a difference in is upkeep on the vehicles. $250 for a set of tires on GoldenRodd, $1000 for truck tires.
My truck doesn't really cost me a whole lot to drive. I maybe put 10k miles on my vehicles a year (combined). I use a half tank of fuel a week. I get about 20 mpg average, and that's the best I've ever got! I've only owned trucks so I don't know what it's like to get 35 mpg. I would be upset if I bought a little beater and then drove that all year long. My friends dad is like that. He has a 2012 GMC 3500 CCSB 6.6l Duramax and it's a beautiful truck. Then he has HERBIE, which he drives in the winter because it has heat, and then the buick for the summer because it has a/c.

I think I may just end up driving the Jeep on days it's crappy out, and drive the truck on nice days. I'll just park the truck/Jeep in a storage garage when I'm driving one or the other.
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Old July 12th, 2013, 07:48 AM   #27
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I have a nice Jeep and a beater truck. I will not drive the Jeep in the winter, I rarely drive it in the rain. The truck is great cuz I can just throw junk in it and not worry about it. For me its better to have a beater truck than a nice one.
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Old July 12th, 2013, 08:21 AM   #28
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Most of my daily drivers have been in worse shape than other peoples winter beaters. Since my DD now is a first generation SHO, I decided not to destroy it so I also purchased a 1985 Honda Civic wagon as a shop beater ($225!). I'm going to use the Honda like a miniature pickup. If it fits, it ships!
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Old July 12th, 2013, 08:43 AM   #29
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Guess I got a little over my head. I respect your opinion. I may not agree with it, but respect it. And as for my (future) grandkids, no way in hell will they drive my truck


This is what I'm afraid of. I don't wanna regret it if I drive it in the snow.


My truck doesn't really cost me a whole lot to drive. I maybe put 10k miles on my vehicles a year (combined). I use a half tank of fuel a week. I get about 20 mpg average, and that's the best I've ever got! I've only owned trucks so I don't know what it's like to get 35 mpg. I would be upset if I bought a little beater and then drove that all year long. My friends dad is like that. He has a 2012 GMC 3500 CCSB 6.6l Duramax and it's a beautiful truck. Then he has HERBIE, which he drives in the winter because it has heat, and then the buick for the summer because it has a/c.

I think I may just end up driving the Jeep on days it's crappy out, and drive the truck on nice days. I'll just park the truck/Jeep in a storage garage when I'm driving one or the other.
Its a 2011 lol

I think you should just drive the jeep or buy that ranger. Its cheap enough where the fuel savings may pay for it but your truck has never seen snow and I wouldnt start now!

I am going to buy a TDI Jetta for a mpg saver but I also want to keep as much salt off of my truck as possible!
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