Sunday, October 28, 2012
Saying Thank You and Good Bye to an Old Friend
Not knowing what the economy is going to do in the near future has slowed up some needed decisions that had to be made this year. But the time had come to make a few that just could not wait any longer. With another tournament season starting and countless miles of driving ahead I took a big change in faith and had to let go of my 2004 F-350 6.0 4x4 Diesel Crew Cab Dually that had served me well over the last 8 years or so. From trips to Mexico for a few biker rallies to countless tournaments.
There were of course some bad days when that 6.0 just drove me nuts with needed work to keep it running. But after only 180,000 miles it was time to let her go as there was some needed work that I could not justify to keep her running another few years. It still ran well, but it was time to make the move to something newer. I kept my F350 clean so whoever gets her will get a good truck.
But thanks to Johnny Johnson and Toby from Hatch Toyota they had a truck there that fit my requirements. Now, I like Toyota trucks but they just don't make a diesel truck. But they had a super clean 2010 Dodge RAM 4x4 Big Horne Edition with a 6.7 diesel motor and only 28,00 miles. Hardly broke in and the price was right.
But the best part of the whole deal is that the folks at Hatch Toyota, sight unseen offered me more a fair trade for my Ford and a great price on the Dodge. They secured me better financing and made the whole deal easy. All I had to do was take an enjoyable trip to see them in Show Lo, AZ, some 215 miles from my home, but when we got there, there were no games. The paperwork was ready and we were there and gone pretty quickly. No hassle, no stress and no BS!
Thanks Toby and Chaz at Hatch Toyota in Show Low, AZ and Johnny Johnson for sending me there. Give them a call then next time your looking for a new car or truck! You'll be glad you did.