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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. Mar 3, 2011 at 2:32 AM
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    Manwithoutaplan

    Manwithoutaplan the full Monty

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    that is very true... my one roomate though he could use my truck whenever.
     
  2. Mar 3, 2011 at 2:36 AM
    #202
    Tacoma206

    Tacoma206 Well-Known Member

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    My brother always needs my help moving things and it drives me nuts sometimes because he can borrow my truck anytime he wants, but he refuses to learn to drive a manual.
     
  3. Mar 3, 2011 at 2:38 AM
    #203
    Manwithoutaplan

    Manwithoutaplan the full Monty

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    booo ya for manual :). YEa my roomate was the same way. But he had a gay little mini cooper... on which i would kick his tire to set off his car alarm.
     
  4. Mar 3, 2011 at 2:44 AM
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    Tacoma206

    Tacoma206 Well-Known Member

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    you don't like mini coopers? I drove one imported from germany with a supercharger and holy shit that thing was sick. 6sp manual and in sport mode that thing could fly...
     
  5. Mar 3, 2011 at 2:47 AM
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    Manwithoutaplan

    Manwithoutaplan the full Monty

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    not huge fan of them, i mean dont get me wrong i drove his and it was like go cart. But still not a fan.
     
  6. Mar 3, 2011 at 2:49 AM
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    Tacoma206

    Tacoma206 Well-Known Member

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    go kart is a good description. I have to say I like the 4x4 idea, but the long minis look like shit. Just ugly as hell
     
  7. Mar 3, 2011 at 3:52 AM
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    Kelson

    Kelson My Truck is Cuter than Yours

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    that's why you buy this

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  8. Jun 27, 2011 at 9:47 PM
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    BlueTaco07

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    All of them except fat.
     
  9. Jun 27, 2011 at 10:24 PM
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    dep3091

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    Chicks dig long beds
     
  10. Jun 27, 2011 at 10:34 PM
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    Styx586

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    Other... I have a sedan and a truck. :D
    Sedan for MPG and people hauler, truck for awesomeness and random crap hauler.
     
  11. Jun 27, 2011 at 10:38 PM
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    TnRedNeck721

    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

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    No mud flaps, plasti dipped emblems, and rear bumper, Weather tech digital fit, Bed mat from tractor supply. Pioneer 4400BH head unit. B.A.M.F bed rail tie downs. AVS vent visors.
    Off Road Ability,4WD, Ride Height, Looks, Versatility, reliability, hauling stuff in the bed and towing.
     
  12. Jun 27, 2011 at 10:42 PM
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    winnebagel

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    Graduated college, got a job, went to buy a vehicle. Really wanted a Tacoma, but was gonna go practical and get a car with good gas mileage. Mom talked me into test driving a Tacoma, after that, the idea of a car went out the window :D

    Sure, Tacoma costs more and doesn't get the best mileage, but I love my truck.
     
  13. Jun 27, 2011 at 11:08 PM
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    07trd4x4

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    Wife wouldn't let me have an FJ
     
  14. Jul 8, 2011 at 12:12 AM
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    1Bigbird

    1Bigbird Yo! Wat up peeps?

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    All of the above except "I'm too fat to fit in a car" :D
     
  15. Jul 8, 2011 at 12:34 AM
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    Snoyota

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    Ride height, looks, off road abilities, hauling and towing, driving people around in comfort, and anything else you can think of
     
  16. Jul 8, 2011 at 12:38 AM
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    03taco

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    because my wife would have a damn fit if i brought deers and elks and fishes home in the trunk of her car or on the hood of it lol plus has you tried moab in a maxima?
     
  17. Jul 8, 2011 at 8:59 AM
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    neoflex

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    At the end of the day I chose another Pickup for the versatility. Being a homeowner your always looking to haul crap to or from the house. A four door pickup is just that much more convenient. I can have the wife and baby ride along and if I need to stop at Lowes to pick up something oversized or pick up mulch from the local nursery on the way home I can do it. SUVs are limited to what you can carry. My wife has a 4Runner so we have our basis covered. I know if we are heading to dinner with another couple her truck is far more convenient.
     
  18. Jul 8, 2011 at 1:48 PM
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    rcbs204

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    Because i have car too.
     
  19. Apr 24, 2013 at 12:38 AM
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    Konaborne

    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

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    lol holy old thread poll bumb
     
  20. Apr 24, 2013 at 5:48 AM
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    jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Moderator

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    wat?
    closed the poll, so hopefully no more bumps after this one...
     
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