I am from the city, so my work depicts that background. Mostly in the city a pickup truck …wait, let me rephrase that …a personal or privately owned pickup truck in the late seventies to most likely even the present day, was owned for one of two reasons …a side hustle or to look good. Off road driving was done for recreation of course but not to the degree it is in today’s world. And surprisingly, in Michigan back in the seventies and eighties, SUV’s like Ford Broncos and Chevy Blazers were used more often to off road then a pickup truck. In the city, a guy could buy a 4x4 truck, put a snow plow attachment and winch on the front and wait for winter …instant hustle!
As for that running cost stuff and what was the other one you mentioned …oh, overall cost …I honestly do not concern myself with that stuff. I simply enjoy the act of bringing what is inside my head to the masses …that covers overall and operating cost for me.
Please, keep in mind also,overall cost and operating costs are mere guide lines. They are not set in stone, just written on copier paper …toss it in the trash and we can print you another one pronto.
Put another way …these terms help you the consumer gauge your finances against the automakers need to make a profit. They are not a check nor are they a balance, these two terms are a gate. Most folks I know, myself included at one point anyway, look at the cost up front but failed to look at the operating cost after purchase, which can be a real life sock it to me moment!
Saint - Enjoy the Experience
A Division of
Retro Age Motors
Parking Memories in the Driveway