Originally Posted by redneckstone
i have 2 (12) year old trucks and i have had 5 cars in my life...never had one never really would i care to have one. we have 2 vehicals in our family and they have warrenties and they have never seen the dealer...its more of the fact we do our own work dad is a master mechanic....screw the dealer..idk just how we do ****. 99% of the time when the vehicals go into the dealer they never get fixed right around here i know i worked at one. i refused to take our trucks there...
I had my Ranger taken into the dealer when I found the stress cracks/enlongation in the torsion bars. Even if I was or knew someone who was a master mechanic -- I'd take that thing to Ford. They made it, their stuff broke, they can fix it.
I also took it in many times for odd noises, squeaks, screws loose, anything.
Sure, many of the things I could do on my own, but here is another thing.
When I took it in all the time, I had them fill out an evaluation sheet, or something like that. That way, if something major ever happened like Neil said [like a tranny, blown motor], THEY will have a track record of hos nice it was in, the condition, etc. I even had them change the oil on occasion or two, just for accountability.
I always got everything in writing and never had any problems.
Now, that I have the Splash and it's coming up on 94,000 miles -- I'll be replacing every broken part with something better, badder, faster and more relaible.
Back on topic for Bill,
You have more miles than my 1990 GT Mustang! Figure that! Good to go for you, though...real mods, like you said.