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    I've been driving a '96 Ford Ranger Pickup. It's got a lot of miles on it (155K) but I've taken excellent care of it over the years and it's still going strong.

    I inherited a 2000 Nissan Frontier Pickup. It only has 50K miles on it but has never been maintained and needs quite a bit of work including brakes.

    When I took the Nissan to my mechanics for the repair work, I cautioned him that my budget's tight and too let me know the total before he did the brakes. He said that he was interested in my Ranger! I might be able to give him my Ranger for the work needed on the Nissan! Yea me!! That will save me the hassle of selling the Ranger, too!

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    Bartering CAN be a good thing! Hopefully you know your mechanic well and have known him for a LONG time and can trust him. The problem arises after he has your Ranger and you have a non-functioning Nissan and he doesn't have the time or inclination to fix it per your agreement.

    Good Luck!

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