Jay Maynard (jmaynard) wrote,
Jay Maynard

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The Ford's going away...

Anyone who knows me much of any at all will know that I'm not a fan of the Ford Motor Company or its products. Hell, I'd have been happy to see them go into bankruptcy, instead of the other American auto manufacturers.

Even so, I've been driving a 1989 Bronco II for the past 3 months or so. I haven't been wild about it, but it has at least run well after I put some money into repairs. Everything on the truck works. Even so, it's just not a very good road vehicle. You feel every bump, every jolt. This makes a long drive less pleasant than it should be.

I finally got tired of that, and went out and bought a 1995 Chevrolet Blazer. This one's a 4x4, 4 door version. Looks ratty, has about the same miles on it as the Bronco (206K or so), but much more nicely equipped and quieter, with a somewhat softer, more stable ride. vakkotaur commented on the test drive that he wished we'd had that on the trip to Penguicon. I agree.

More repair bills are coming, but I think I can get it in the same kind of shape the Bronco is fairly inexpensively. The air conditioner didn't work, but two cans of R-134a fixed that. The rest is minor.

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