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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. Jun 4, 2008 at 9:33 AM
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    pittim

    pittim Play stupid games, win stupid prizes

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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.
     
  2. Jun 4, 2008 at 10:41 AM
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    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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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. :p
     
  3. Jun 4, 2008 at 10:59 AM
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    lsocoee

    lsocoee [OP] My hair is all natural Staff Member

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    that was actually the point. I wanted people to pick out the number 1 reason.
     
  4. Jun 4, 2008 at 11:01 AM
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    colinb17

    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    all of the above....except for that fat part


    mainly though the offroad/go just about anywhere capability
     
  5. Jun 4, 2008 at 4:07 PM
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    concrete jedi

    concrete jedi Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  6. Jun 5, 2008 at 12:01 AM
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    Ridingontrd

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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.
     
  7. Jun 5, 2008 at 7:51 AM
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    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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    I am using the bed of my truck all the time now. This is me yesterday...

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Jun 5, 2008 at 8:05 AM
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    Ridgerunner

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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.
     
  9. Jun 5, 2008 at 8:37 AM
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    bblake00

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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.
     
  10. Jun 6, 2008 at 7:42 AM
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    danusa

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    I live on a farm.
     
  11. Jun 6, 2008 at 9:50 AM
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    wbhvacer

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    (theres something women like about a pickup man)
     
  12. Jun 6, 2008 at 10:08 AM
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    Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Well-Known Member

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    yeah especially dead hookers:eek:
     
  13. Jun 6, 2008 at 10:31 AM
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    boks

    boks From Michigan!!

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    I need to select more than one.....
     
  14. Jun 6, 2008 at 10:36 AM
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    Coreyjon

    Coreyjon Northern Alliance: Airlift Div

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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.
     
  15. Jun 6, 2008 at 10:52 AM
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    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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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.
     
  16. Jun 8, 2008 at 8:30 AM
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    4x4x4trd

    4x4x4trd My other ride weighs 200 tons

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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. ;)
     
  17. Jun 8, 2008 at 9:27 AM
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    lawnrevenge

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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.
     
  18. Jun 8, 2008 at 9:40 AM
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    kingfishndude

    kingfishndude NoN Affiliated RedNeck Rebel

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    reliability and hound dogs need I say more
     
  19. Jun 8, 2008 at 9:49 AM
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    Clelsdah

    Clelsdah Western Alliance: Yeehaw Division

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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!
     
  20. Jun 8, 2008 at 10:32 AM
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    trd4us

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    good for hunting and fishing. and the tacoma is just bad ass.
     
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