Trajan I hadn't thought about the wears and tears of stop and go city driving. In the Seattle area traffic is a nightmare. I can't remember the exact figure but the amount of time sitting in traffic jams around here is truly horrendous.
A neglected cooling system is just ripe for wrecking havoc on an engine.
It's come to the point I try to drive my old Ford Ranger, for regular commuting, and save my
fun vehicles for their proper time.
I recently purchased a 75 Corvette from a friend. The first thing I did was swap out the fluids in the car, and just do an inspection. It's 35 years old and runs like a top. My 18 year old son has already called dibs on it, and stated he would like to pass it on to his son as well.
I let him know the 'old man' ain't leaving this earth that quick.