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I just graduated from the college of engineering at Penn State University this past May (2014). Up until that point, I had never had the luxury of driving a ‘new’ vehicle, or for that matter, a vehicle with just a working air conditioner.

When I got my permit in the Spring of 2006, I bought a cheap 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee because that’s all that I could afford at the time. Throughout the next 2 years, I worked on a farm around my school schedule until I finally saved up enough money to buy a pickup. In the summer of 2008, I purchased a 1999 Dodge Dakota Sport with 68,000 miles on it, and at the time, I didn’t realize how much I would use this pickup… I drove that truck for 6 years throughout the remainder of my high school and college career and throughout this time, I put another 140,000 miles on it. These miles included trips to and from college, trips in and out of the woods on a regular basis (sometimes with loaded success in the back, sometimes empty-handed), early morning turkey scouting trips, etc.

The whole time throughout college, I worked a 20-hour/week internship while taking classes, just to gather up enough money so I could buy a new truck when I got out of college. It felt like I looked at new trucks on a daily basis those 5 years of college, just dreaming of a ‘new’ pickup I could call my own.

Well, after all that hard work at college and all that saving I did through those 5 years, this summer my dream finally came true and I finally became a proud member of the Chevy Family. After graduating, I got my first professional job with an engineering firm that I had already become quite familiar with throughout college. This finally put me over the top, and I purchased my very own 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Needless to say, I couldn’t be any happier, and I can’t wait for October to roll around to get some fresh whitetail blood in the back.





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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-27-2014, 01:56 PM
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Very nice truck!!
Also a very solid financial plan. Waiting till having a real job etc. Congratulations!!!

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Well done of gaining your degree and landing a job in your field.....and best of luck with that great looking Chevy.....Try not to get married now and screw up your good fortune...
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Congrats on the truck and the degree. My best friend loves his Silverado.
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Well done of gaining your degree and landing a job in your field.....and best of luck with that great looking Chevy.....Try not to get married now and screw up your good fortune...
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Hey Gilly, I think the Mods should move this story to the "Chevys Run Deep " Post!

That's a great looking truck and I guarantee if you meet it half way it will reward you with years of reliable travel to the tune of over 300,000 miles! Let the memories begin and good luck with your new truck.

You are now hooked for life, and although you may drive and own other makes, THAT CHEVY will stay with you forever!

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Nice truck!!

I was a die hard Chevy lover all my life until I met Toyota trucks

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post #8 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-27-2014, 09:57 PM
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That's a real nice looking truck! How about some specs? Did you get the 5.3 or 6.0 ? Any special options?

I agree...it's now in your blood!
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Congrats on a nice truck.......and a great story to boot.....

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Wow great looking truck!I wish I could afford one.
Hope you put a buck in the bed this year. Yep Chevy Trucks and Whitetail Bucks...has a nice ring to it!
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