Old Bastard !
Joined: Fri Dec 22nd, 2017
Name: Grev B
Occupation: Quality Assurance Engineer
Interests: Rangers, Photography, Metal Bending
Reputation Points: 3042
|I know what you all are talking about, SHOPs suck.
You go there for a tune up, just how much can it cost... $800.00 later, OK it is running well at the moment (knock on wood) but it was still a shocker for me !
$2200, wow, not sure if I would have them do the work either, must have been the owner's college fund needed funding.
Shops are just thinking "we have financing" WTF are they thinking, $100.$110,$125 an hour, things just can't keep getting more and more expensive. Most people don't make enough to get by, how are they expected to put something away for the future.
It almost worth the money to buy a new vehicle every two years and have that bank payment, seems it would end up the same but at least you have a new truck to drive.
Good Luck with finding the parts ! (that's meant in a good way) !
I'm in the same boat, should I keep this '03 or move on to something else. (Come-on Bronco)
There are four and five year old vehicles out there for not too much, good values, and yes you need credit history to get started but you can't get credit history if you can't borrow the money, Catch 22 !
Last edited on Sun Feb 24th, 2019 02:57 pm by Scrambler82
2003 EDGE, Std Cab, Steppie, E4 Red, 5sp, 4x
5" SuperLift, 33" x 12.50 x 15"
Mod'd Backrack to fit Steppie
Front and Rear Bumpers by Custom 4x4 Fabrication, OK; now Mike's Welding and Fabrication.
Working on more Mods, just need more time, longer days would work !