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Why a pickup truck?

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by lsocoee, Jun 3, 2008.

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Why did you decide on a truck?

  1. Looks

    8.0%
  2. Ride height

    4.9%
  3. Offroad ability

    17.6%
  4. Need to haul stuff in bed

    50.0%
  5. Towing capacity

    3.6%
  6. Other - State in the comments

    12.3%
  7. I'm too fat for a car.

    3.6%
  1. lsocoee

    lsocoee [OP] My hair is all natural Staff Member

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    Why did you choose a pickup truck over a sedan (or other non truck vehicle)?

    For me, I needed to do some hauling of large items and I've always had a fetish for Tacomas.
     
  2. gdawg25

    gdawg25 Zoom-Zoom

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    Trucks are so much more versitile. Also I'm a big guy so I don't fit too well in cars. And Taco's are just so damn cool.
     
  3. tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Lead, follow, or get the hell o Staff Member

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    i voted other.....how bout all the above, then some!!!! towing my boat, various golf cart trailers once in a while........carrying fishing/hunting gear/ hauling fire wood/ dead deer, place to mount my tool box and store most of my tools....etc.,etc.
     
  4. Khaos

    Khaos Well-Known Member

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    Off Road Ability, Ride Height, Looks, Versatility, reliability, hauling stuff in the bed and maybe one day towing.
     
  5. BLOCKADE

    BLOCKADE Well-Known Member

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    +1
     
  6. Bakemono

    Bakemono Wrath of the runbird

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    Being able to haul stuff in the bed. I heat my home almost exclusively with a wood-burning stove, so a lot of my time in the summer months is spent cutting, splitting, hauling and stacking firewood.
    Also, I use my truck for hauling my snowmobile from southern Wisconsin to northern Wisconsin during the winter months.
    Id actually really like to make the move to a Camry or Corolla; but for me its just not a practical vehicle. I drive a truck because I need a truck, not because I think it makes me look cool.
     
  7. Anthony

    Anthony San Antonio Detailer :)

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    ive always been a "truck" type guy, had an SUV a few times and it didnt work for me.
    i have to haul things occasionally... for me or others so in a way it suppliments my income :D
     
  8. MurphMan

    MurphMan Senility Rocks!

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    Yup, haulin' and towin' would be my drivin' reason (pun intended).

     
  9. Asgard

    Asgard Well-Known Member

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    My dad always had a truck, I learnt to drive in a truck and my business requires a truck. I guess trucks are just a part of my life, tried the sports car thing and it didn't work for me (crouching down to get in, lifting yourself out, cramped interior and you can't park on the sidewalk).
     
  10. Toy4Life

    Toy4Life 668: The Neighbor of the Beast

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    I went 10 years wanting not just a truck, but a Tacoma specifically. I always thought they were the coolest trucks. By the time I finally got my Tacoma, I had also become a homeowner. With all the things that come with owning a home, a Tacoma became a practical decision.
     
  11. Evil Monkey

    Evil Monkey There's an evil monkey in my truck

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    I always wanted one. I did the sedan thing for too many years.
     
  12. eordonez

    eordonez Living vicariously through mjp2

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    I dont haul very often, but when i do its a lot of construction materials, believe me it hurts when you put 3 cement bags (110lbs each) in your sedans trunk....
     
  13. RelentlessTaco

    RelentlessTaco Custom Tacoma bumpers & more for your offroad toy Vendor

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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    pretty much all the above. love the look, ride height, and off-road ability. i use mine for work and to haul our quads around too. I'm just not the car type either, dont like having to worry about being able to haul stuff or driving in the winter like i would with a car.
     
  14. tigerfan00

    tigerfan00 BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Staff Member

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    yeah i voted other because the first 4 fit my reasons

    i like the look, the fact i dont have to fall into or climb up out of, and the fact that i can drive wherever i want :D
     
  15. RoadKill

    RoadKill Northern Alliance: padawan

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    I vote for all of the above also, got my first truck when I was 22 (little red truck, dodge 360) had fords, gm, jeep, my last two where tacomas and are the ones I enjoyed most especialy for off road ability. I go fishing where other truck owners have to bring ATVs to get there :D
     
  16. Simon's Mom

    Simon's Mom Wag More Bark Less

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    Stock for now

    ditto
    I have many reasons check all that apply!
     
  17. Burns

    Burns Well-Known Member

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    Need to haul stuff that and I have owned a truck for the last 8 years. :D
     
  18. Charli

    Charli Stealer of Souls

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    All of the above pretty much--except for the towing; I don't need to tow anything regularly, but it comes in handy at times. Oh and except for the too fat for a car one too.... :)
     
  19. nd

    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    i want to be able to tow and off road
     
  20. Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

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    The reason we bought our first truck (tacoma) was to drive to our favorite fishing spot. We needed 4WD to get there. We got tired of walking 1/2 mile each way to get there.

    Since owning it - we've used it to haul lot of stuff. I absolutely LOVE having it for mulching. Load up the truck with mulch and drive the truck around the yard while you shovel it directly off the back. Makes mulching your yard a quick & easy ordeal. We'll always have a truck in the family. Once you have one - you'll never go back.

    And of course - after we bought it, got hooked up with TTORA and wheeled the crap outta it for 3 years.
     
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