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Why a pickup truck?

View Poll Results: Why did you decide on a truck?
Looks 60 7.96%
Ride height 37 4.91%
Offroad ability 133 17.64%
Need to haul stuff in bed 377 50.00%
Towing capacity 27 3.58%
Other - State in the comments 93 12.33%
I'm too fat for a car. 27 3.58%
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Old 06-04-2008, 09:33 AM   #21
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Need to haul stuff, mainly ass.


I go to college in Erie, PA. Erie means lots of snow, so I wanted something with either AWD or 4WD. The only other vehicle I was considering before I got my truck was an Impreza. I have a feeling trucks are more useful in a college environment, so I got the tacoma.
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Old 06-04-2008, 10:41 AM   #22
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There needs to be a "Yes" or "All of the Above" option...

...since there isn't, I put the one I needed the most. I haul garden/yard stuff, furniture, wet dogs, car parts, boxes, lumber, cinder-blocks, and my bikes in the back of my truck.

I also needed the drive height for high water, the towing capacity, the off-road ability for minor off-roading, and to haul my fat ass around. So the "all of the Above" option is applicable to me.
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Old 06-04-2008, 10:59 AM   #23
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There needs to be a "Yes" or "All of the Above" option...

...since there isn't, I put the one I needed the most.
that was actually the point. I wanted people to pick out the number 1 reason.
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Old 06-04-2008, 11:01 AM   #24
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all of the above....except for that fat part


mainly though the offroad/go just about anywhere capability
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Old 06-04-2008, 04:07 PM   #25
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I was always a truck/SUV guy, but as said earlier, a homeowner needs to haul lots of stuff, I am no exception. The five foot box is just fine for me, sometimes you just have to be creative.
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Old 06-05-2008, 12:01 AM   #26
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Had a 14' alu.boat.Last truck could handle it w/2.5L.Sold the boat,got a 500cc quad 4x4 & enclosed trailer.About 1500lbs.750$$ for one blown head gasket later. The rest is history.
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Old 06-05-2008, 07:51 AM   #27
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Old 06-05-2008, 08:05 AM   #28
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Nowadays you invariably find yourself needing to haul something. Truthfully if you're running a household with some sort o yard a truck is a staple tool. On the personal side, I'm a big guy and the only cars that I feel confident in I wouldn't want to blow the big dollars on like a Caddy DTS (My fav) or a Crown Vic (wannabe cop) or a flagship Mercedes or BMW. The Tacoma has just the right substance for confidence onroad and it'll work for you too.
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Old 06-05-2008, 08:37 AM   #29
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Easier to take the dead hookers to my dump site.

That and I've always liked trucks over cars. Unsure why just do.
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Old 06-06-2008, 07:42 AM   #30
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Old 06-06-2008, 09:50 AM   #31
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Old 06-06-2008, 10:08 AM   #32
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Old 06-06-2008, 10:36 AM   #34
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I use my truck to haul things in the bed, I like driving up high, and I take her of the beaten path every so often. And once I get my house I'll have some toys that will need hauling. Its just too versatile for me to pick any one thing. I love fast cars, don't get me wrong, but what I needed first was a good reliable truck, the fast car will follow...probably in the form of an ariel atom =) for my weekend speed fix.
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Old 06-06-2008, 10:52 AM   #35
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I will satisfy my need for something sporty and economical when I have money to do so. For now, I need something "to get the job done". Hence the Tacoma.
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Old 06-08-2008, 08:30 AM   #36
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Habit, I'm on my 5th pickup. I keep them a long time.

Utility, the occasional need to haul something bigger or heavier than car trunk capacity.

Towing, I pull a trailer.

Hunting, 4X4 and a bed for game. Gets a little smelly hauling wet dogs and deer in the back of a Suburban.

Ride height, looks, toughness in an accident, versatility.

I live in TX. As Donny Baker says it's a state law.
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Old 06-08-2008, 09:27 AM   #37
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hauling stuff, off road ability (my 4x2 does what I need), better mpg than my last car, camping, mountain biking and driving out to the shooting range are all much easier with a truck. Especially since my last car had no ground clearance and the trunk could not hold a long gun case.
Also fun to back up to a lake to go fishing and have everything right there in the bed, not wedged into the car that's 50 yards away cause it didn't make it down the access road.
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Old 06-08-2008, 09:40 AM   #38
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reliability and hound dogs need I say more
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Old 06-08-2008, 09:49 AM   #39
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"almost all the above"... Is there enough gravitaionally challenged individuals in Tacomas for that to be there??? I always see the largest people getting out of the smallest cars. How 'bout "Cuz I can" for a choice!
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good for hunting and fishing. and the tacoma is just bad ass.
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