So, yesterday I posted a filthy-ass car that was traded in at the dealership:

Today I thought I'd do the opposite. We just got this peach of a 2007 Toyota Tacoma in.

It's beautiful. This is the condition in which the guy was driving it. It's got a small lift kit, aftermarket wheels and some more aggressive tires, but otherwise is stock.

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There's not a single mark on the body. No damage, not even a door ding. This is impressive considering here in the Rust Belt, even trucks that are only 7 years old usually are already starting to show scars from battle with the tin worm.

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The interior is similarly clean.

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The cliche "you could eat off the carpet" seems to apply here.

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The engine bay is flawless too. Not a speck of filth or drop of old oil to be found anywhere.

It goes without saying that this truck is as mechanically perfect as it looks. The engine runs like a top, A/C blows ice cold, all the power features work, and there aren't even any squeaks and rattles.

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So you think... "big deal, there's a ton of clean low mileage trucks out there. So what?"

Well, here's the surprise:

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Car care: You're doing it right.