I just hit a personal milestone today. My 1998 Chevy K1500 has been a truly dependable vehicle for me. Other than the usual (tires,brakes,etc.) maintenance items,the list of parts replaced isn't very big. Radiator,alternator,water pump,and right side exhaust manifold. It doesn't haul horses,or trailers of hay anymore. Just me back and forth to work. It's still in pretty decent shape having dealt with 14 years of turnpike salt,and no rustproofing,although I don't take care of it (waxing) like I used to. It sees alot more carwashes these days. But they are brushless.
If all goes well, next summer I'll be in a new one. I don't need a truck,but I'm not a "car man" anymore. I just love driving pickups. I don't think I could get used to "hugging the ground" again.
Well,I just figured I'd share this with you guys.