@Caleb: ...that truck still has a fully computerized ignition and brake system though!
True -- and in the scheme of things I'd just like to say that modern vhicles are incredibly reliable ... its' a bit of a shock when something fails to start -- as opposed to when I was a kid when it was more of a shock if my mother's car actually started :-)
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