Is in the shop for the first time. Ever. 2005 model, 165k miles. Nothing has ever needed to be fixed on it. Best car in the history of cars, I say.
It needs wheel bearings now. They are growling. This is an excusable offense, and I’d do them myself if I had a warm garage and a mechanical press big enough.
I bought this car in 2007, and I traded a nice Ford Ranger 4×4 for it on the deal. Gas had spiked, was staying above $3.50, which is no big deal now but was then. That Ranger was going to bankrupt me, literally, I suspect. I was filling the tank 3 times a week at $50 a time. $500 a month. And the payment on it. And it would have needed tires sooner or later at $200 each.
I liked the idea of being a pick-up truck man, but I doubt I’ll ever do that again. You buy Corollas, and they get 34 mpg and never need to be fixed.