What is the sound of one piston slapping?
What is the sound of one piston slapping?

If I were still hunting for a cheap beater to plow my driveway, I’d go pick this up. The ad is simple, and comes across as honest. The price is low enough to gamble a little, and expect something to break.

Here’s the whole text of the ad:

3/4 ton chevy plow truck, runs and drives, stops, plow works good.

wood bed

1600 bro

That’s all you need to know, really. The two pics show you that, in fact, there’s a truck there. And a plow. Fine.

Illustration for article titled This Is Probably A Good Deal

Yup, I’ll take it. Except, no. I’ve got someone plowing the driveway for $40 a whack, and at that rate, it would take 40 storms to break even. That’s not happening. But a few months ago, I might have snapped this up. There is a certain convenience of being able to plow the driveway how you want it, when you want it, and having a beater vehicle for that can be fun.

But for now, I’m banking the difference and maybe buying a friend’s 2002 F-250 that’s in great shape... but not until spring or summer. It would be inspectable, it has a tiny back seat that would carry my kids in a pinch, and it has a plow. He’s plowed with it but barely leaves his property, and it really is in good condition overall. That might be the ticket.


But browsing craigslist for beater trucks is still fun. 

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