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I’ve been underwhelmed to varying degrees by almost every American car I’ve test driven, owned or traveled in. One notable exception was the Saturn I traded in about three years ago. That car rocked! The Scarlet Stang was okay too.

Nonetheless, from the credit where credit is due department here at serotoninrain central, Chevy gets major kudos for a truck that can go for 1,000,000 miles. Yes, there are six zeros in that number.

The truck has had four radiators, three gas tanks, five transmissions and six water pumps, but its 350 cubic-inch engine shows no signs of wear, he said. It has never been overhauled and still sports its original gaskets, valve covers and timing chain[!!!].* (emphasis mine)

 

The Silverado’s owner, Frank Orsenik, is a scant 1,200 miles away from the ultimate auto milestone. I seriously doubt, as good as it has turned out to be, that my Teal Tank (aka Honda Passport) will make it that far. In fact, I’ll be happy with 10% of that, given the type of driving I do at present.

 

 

Flash of headlights to Obscure Store.

*and how many tubes of Preparation H? The article doesn’t say.

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