I love my truck. I love driving it, I love the amount of times I've started conversations with people who told me I had a nice truck, I love learning to work on it, and I love that I can haul stuff with it. Recently I've started to realize it may not be practical as a daily driver anymore. Two weeks ago I lost brakes. A coworker helped me replace the master cylinder over the weekend and driving it home it died on the side of the road. Had AAA tow it to the shop because I had no time/patience or knowledge to try and figure out the issue. It ended up being the module which I had replaced myself just months ago with a nice accel unit. I also had them do some other things including replacing the sending unit so my fuel gauge would work and they screwed it up. I broke down 500 feet from the shop, they fixed it and were very rude to me when I went to pick it up again. I got it home today and now there is fuel leaking from the sending unit. I drove it to work today and the seal on the sending unit is leaking so now I have to take it back and have them drop the tank a third time. I know this isn't all my trucks fault, but I am starting to consider buying a new car that is more practical gets better gas mileage and is more reliable. Only problem is where is the fun in that? Even if I buy another car, I will not be able to bring myself to sell my first car after all the memories I've made in it. I'll have to find a place to store it until I can afford to own and insure two cars ,and by then It will probably end up rotting away. I had plans to make it more of a street rod maybe lower it, put some nice wheels on it, and up the horsepower so I can have a bit more fun. Would buying a 350 and building it up make it reliable enough to get me to work and class every day and would that possibly get me slightly better gas mileage? Thanks!