Of course shit breaks unexpectedly. That's the thing, it's unexpected, because things are generally in good shape, taken care of, etc.Dude, shit can break any time, unexpectedly. Went to lunch with boss and a few co-workers in his virtually new Lincoln. Came out, someone says "da fuq with dat tire?" Tie-rod snapped. While we were eating? Right as he put it in park? idk, it certainly wasn't a mile from the place when we whipped off I-75. I also lived being on a Salt & Pepper Shaker ride at the carnival and the door came open. The door was locked fine for a few spins. Then it wasn't, then it was ripped off on it's first hit against the ground. I've had bad luck at the carnival. And Cedar Point. FUckers.
Some people if you say hey man, let's take off an go (some far away place) you can see the wheels turning in their head as they're going through their mental rolodex of shit on their car they could EXPECT to break, or wear out, or not hold up, or not have much confidence in for whatever reason.
Usually not because they just plain can't afford to either. They'll often just have some other thing they place a higher priority on that shouldn't be, whether it's high-dollar coffees or craft beers or the latest videogame or fashionable clothing or just car washes and wax and armorall and fancy rims and blaring stereos instead of axles and water pumps and struts and new gaskets, etc.
I see these types of people all the time and even know a couple personally and it just makes me shake my head.
One of these dudes has to carry a toolbox with him all the time, even just around town, but by God that thing is lowered and has more ground effects added to it below that he has to come in at an angle just to pull in his own driveway. If I sent him to Houston for something he'd get worried and load up even more tools and shit and then act like it was some great feat of accomplishment if he made it there and back.
That shit be shiny though.