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Quantify how much time you spend maintaining your fleet.

It is not unusual for me to spend an entire day each weekend washing and waxing cars.
It takes me about 1.5 hours to wash a car. But during the winter every time I go skiing in the ML I was it, which is almost every week.

To wash and wax a car can take a entire day for me too. But I only do this every six month or so on each car. These car are not daily drivers and are stored in a garage with a car cover.

Not to mention all the fluid and air tire checks. I am dreading the day when my fleet is going to age when there would be some real work that needes to be done.


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RE: Just woundering how much of you time spend maintaining you car(s).

I spend my time making money, playing golf, and enjoying expensive bourbon. Washing/waxing my car? My bill rate is $68.00 an hour as a contractor. I couldn't afford myself to do such menial tasks. I leave that work to the illegal aliens at the car wash. If they do a perfect job, I tip them $2.00. I can't stop them from coming here, but I sure as hell can put them to work doing something useful for me. [^][:D]
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RE: Just woundering how much of you time spend maintaining you car(s).

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If you like tinkering with cars you should buy a Land Rover.[:)]
You'll spend more time under the bonnet/hood than behind the wheel.[:D]
I have always wondered how Land Rovers ever got their sterling reputation from the African bush country, jungle, desert, what have you.

OTOH, once upon a time, drove a vintage Toyota Land Cruiser in the tropics and I cannot remember a more solid, dependable vehicle.
To be honest they're not as bad as people think. Admittedly things tend to fall of or stop working but I've never been stranded with one.
I think one of the benefits is their simplicity, they’re like a big Meccano set. You can usually fix them at the side of the road with little more than a roll of duck tape and some tools from a Christmas cracker.

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I check fluids once a week, and fill it every two. And a bath twice a year, needed or not.
Hey! This is supposed to be about your car, not your wife. [:p]


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I check fluids once a week, and fill it every two. And a bath twice a year, needed or not.
Hey! This is supposed to be about your car, not your wife. [:p]

[:D] Hehe, damn, don't tell her, ok?

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