Rough Roads

It was a good night at Top Springs for the Melbourne Cup but the 300km return journey came at a price, the dirt roads up here take a hefty toll on vehicles of all sorts but road cars like my Holden Commodore ute take the biggest beating. In hindsight it was a bad choice but when I bought it, it seemed like a great idea as it was cheaper and more fuel efficient then a four wheel drive and are pleasant to drive. But nine months, one rim, $800 worth of tires, a center bearing and more later the decision to buy a road car over a four wheel drive is starting to add up, and that’s not the end in the photos below you can see the dent in the muffler caused by a rock, the wires from where the trailer lights socket has been removed by rocks and the large dent from where a wallaby decided to headbutt the side of my ute. So if your coming to work on a station spent the extra on a four wheel drive with that clearance and save later on. 

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