Terry In Newfoundland Canada
1956 Ford Consul*^ New 1958 Ford Zephyr*^ New Also assigned a 1957 Land Rover for a period. New 1962 VW Bug* Used 1967 VW Bug* Used 1973 Plymouth Fury, used to over-heat towing caravan! 1976 Chev Impala (Caravan/trailer towing) Company vehicle. New 1976 Chev Bel Air ( " " " ) Ex Hertz rental 1978 VW Rabbit/Golf Diesel+ Slightly used. 1981 Toyota Diesel+ Used 1986 Toyota pickup+ Used 1991 Nissan pickup+ Well used (fourth owners, best vehicle we ever owned). See note.. 1995 Nissan pickup+ Used but only 30,000 when bought. 2002 Nissan pickup+ Self now retired and only 80,000 kms since new in 2002.
Legend: * On dirt and paved roads. ^ For professional business/occupation. + For small private family business
Note; 1991 well used Nissan pickup finally rusted out in 1996 at some nearly 300,000 kms. We estimated that the capital 'cost of that vehicle, including a repaint job and new tyres etc. when we first acquired and then used for over some 4.5 years was $80 (Can.) about 50 to 60 quid, per month. Apart from the VWs it was one of the simplest vehicles and was utterly reliable until it's cab floor in these salty and corrosive conditions rusted out at nearly 300,000 kms. Similarly one of the VWs was replaced when wife complained she could see the road in several places as she drove along! Sold that one afterwards to the young feller who is now our provincial government member, who turned it into a 'dune buggy'! Found it years later still somewhat intact dumped in an old quarry. Knew it was ours because had replaced the wiper switch stalk with a toggle in the dash!