As in, zero. Now, you may be thinking. “ouch, bad day to have a rear window break when it’s zero degrees out!” Well, you’d be right. Except this particular back window has been gone since, I believe, October. Right. I thought maybe they parked inside or undercover, and just... okay I can’t see why they didn’t at least try to cover it a little by now. But anyway, every time it snows, it just goes right in. The other day there was quite a pile inside the car on top of ... whatever was back there.
It matches the bald front tires nicely. I can’t believe they’re able to get around in the snow, actually, with tires as bald as those - it’s entirely up to the rears, I would imagine, but the fronts are still important, you know, for steering and stuff.
I don’t know what month this heap is up for inspection, but I suspect one of two, possibly 3 outcomes.
1. I never see this car again after the next inspection is due
2. They blow it off and don’t bother getting it inspected, in which case it’ll stay the way it is until they either a) end up in a tree or a ditch, or b) eventually get pulled over because, uh, obviously
3. Plywood and drywall screws. and maybe some new tires
Rather than create another post, I want to take this opportunity to say I think Ford’s gamble on aluminum bodied trucks should really start to pay off... I mean, look at this:
How old can that truck really be? This is SO TYPICAL of trucks in the ~10 year range, it drives me crazy. The rest of the vehicle is absolutely fine and would continue to be for another 10 years, except for the fact that the body will disintegrate around it. This isn’t unique to Toyota, Ford, GM, or Dodge excuse me RAMMMM. And not every single 10-year old truck is like this. But damn. I think Ford’s move is at least a huge freaking bone thrown to those of us who will own their trucks 10+ years after the showroom finish has worn off. I don’t know if it will work out to be a big business win for them, but for sure, their used trucks will start showing an increased residual value as the aluminum bodied examples are out there in the used market alongside rusty competitors.
That’s all for now.