And a big welcome to Toyota Nation to you as well! :welcome: That's an interesting background, especially those mileage numbers..... :thumbsup:I'm a longtime, high-mileage Toyota driver. 751,970 miles on an 86 Cargo van and a 92 Corolla. Best advice I can give ya'll, is keep good tires on them. Back in '93, I hit some water on an interstate in Tennessee. The cargo van, spun into a concrete Highway divider, at 60+ MPH, headon, THREE TIMES, while THREE 18 Wheelers went by me in the right lane. (Bet those boys had to change their drawers, before they went much farther.) Drove it another 200 miles to get it home, changed the tires and realigned the front end at 75,000 miles. Although, technically "Totalled" and 2 inches shorter on the Driver's side, it was still going strong at 335,000 miles when a tornado dropped a 30x50ft section of a brick warehouse wall on top of it, while I watched from a nearby window, as the lights went out. Once the power Co removed the downed powerlines, I drove it out from under the rubble. The '92 'Rolla, with 416,971 miles on it, is my daily work car.
Couple of things we have in common: Suzukis and the 8th Air Force. I'll check out the site for Suzuki owners. I can't say enough about mine since it gets me everywhere I need to go with never a squawk. :thumbsup:Thanks for the welcome. I too have a Suzuki, but it's disquised with a Chevy Bow Tie on the front. 87 Chevy Sprint TURBO. 3cyl 1.0L Turbo w/5 speed manual. I would send photos but I'm not allowed to post attachments, yet. We have our own website: www.teamswift.com. Any Suzuki owners are welcome. I also just bought a 90 Geo Metro LSI, 4 Dr HB, another 3 banger w'5 Speed, but no Turbo. Couldn't pass it up for $500.00.
My Dad got me started on Toyotas back in the 70's when he bought a Toyota Corolla.
He said that after serving with the 19th Bomb Group in the Pacific and the 8th Air Force in Europe, he just couldn't bring himself to by anything German or a Mitsubishi, that made the Jap "Zeros", he tangled with, almost daily on flights from Australia to the Phillipines and other Islands