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Old 12-05-2006, 08:27 PM   #1
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Bad battery in my Chevy

Went to start my pickup this morning and it wouldn't.
I knew the battery was on it's last legs.
I also knew it was gonna need $1000 worth of brakes, tires in another 10K miles, a fuel modulator valve and with 140K miles who knows what else. (Makes me kind of sad that I spent that many hours/miles of my life in the old one in 5 years) I almost pulled the trigger on a new one last summer but didn't quite. Tax lady told me then I could use the deduction. So I got a neighbor to jump it this morning and drove it straight to the dealer. Found a new one (06) just like my old one except it doesn't have as many gizmos on the inside.
I can live with that. At least it has a good battery...
A guy's got to brag about a new truck a little doesn't he? Somewhere?

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Old 12-05-2006, 08:41 PM   #2
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Congrats Jerry -- markdoane would be the first to say how much you deserve it! The picture just doesn't quite show the color of ultraleather ...


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Old 12-05-2006, 10:22 PM   #3
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Hey, nice truck! Tell us a little more about it - Color? Gas/diesel, 1/2-3/4 ton? It's OK, you can brag...Congrats!
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Old 12-06-2006, 12:08 AM   #4
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Great looking truck. And absolutely, brag away. Wish I could afford a new one!


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Old 12-06-2006, 05:01 AM   #5
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That's kind of an expensive battery, isn't it? $30k, but, hey, it comes with a new truck...
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Old 12-06-2006, 05:26 AM   #6
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A 2006? Does that mean 'deep discounts?' I saw yesterday where Dodge is sending out big vouchers to past customers for several tousands off '06 models, and they also were offering close to $8000 dealer incentitives on over 175,000 left over '06 models. Although I drive a Duramax, if I were in the market for a battery, hey several thousand off a battery would be hard to turn down.
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Old 12-06-2006, 06:06 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Fyrzowt
Hey, nice truck! Tell us a little more about it - Color? Gas/diesel, 1/2-3/4 ton? It's OK, you can brag...Congrats!
It's the 2500 HD 4X4. 6.0 liter gas. Dark Green
Has tilt, cruise, auto, air, trailer tow package but not the power windows or locks this time.
I don't really like diesels - not in my tractors Or my pickups. They maybe get better mileage but I think they stink and they're noisy. JMO
Chevy gas a red tag sale going on right now trying to clear out the last of the 06 models.
This one had just come in on a swap from some other dealer.
Otherwise it would probably have been sold already.
I'm self employed - ie sole proprietorship - so it really just comes down to: Do I want to send Uncle Sam a couple of hundred extra bucks each month and drive an old pickup or send the bank a few hundred $ and drive a new one?
The last few years the IRS has allowed some pretty hefty depreciation on
these things.
To me it's a no brainer...

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