just an FYI to car and truck buyers who haven't figured this out already.
Don't buy brand new models or re-invented models! give the factory at least 3 years to iron out the bugs regardless of what car & drive have to say... don't be a gunea pig!
It's hard to know (unless you ask) whether the car/truck was built on a Monday or Friday, but those 2 days of the week are notorious for producing lemons. that said, the manufacture date of every car is usually somewharte in plain sight, but you may need a calendar.
finally, as sherlockbonez implies, if you change the oil every 5000 miles (or 10,000 with good full synthetic), and change the cooling water every 2 years (so it doesn't become acidic) and you drive like you have a brain in your head that can control your foot... your vehicle will last pretty much forever. Or, at least until you get so tired of it after 10 or more years that you just want to have a new one.
Also, just in case you haven't figured this out: vehicles are your biggest money loser throughout your life (except maybe cocaine or meth). the only way to come close to making that negative cash flow a little better, is to get a good vehcicle, take care of it, and drive it into the ground... almost. Making small repair payments (even a few large repair payments) over 1 or 3 months, is far less expensive than making new car payments and the new car insurance that goes with it.
So take advantage of those guys who always have to have new vehicles every year or so. Let them take the hit, and have a trustworthy mechanic, or you, do a compression test, look at the spark plugs and tialpipe to get a clue how the thing runs, and check the color (make it the smell) of the oil and correlate that to how long it's been in the engine. Good oil is supposed to be black after a whiel as it's keeping the junk in suspension. but if it smell a bit burned or is very thick, that's not a good sign.
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